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Help with limping chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Phoenixsw, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. Phoenixsw

    Phoenixsw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone!
    I have a BO that is just barely limping, but has a lump on her toe. I would welcome any information anyone might have. She's still eating, drinking, laying, scratching for bugs in the yard (with the swollen toe), her poo is fine she still runs and goes up and down her ramp fine. Here is a photo. I hope it's not bumblefoot, and since it's her toe and not her foot, I'm just not sure. The lump is squishy, but I don't see any injury or cuts. It isn't any warmer than her other toes or other foot. There's no scab or any other sign of injury.
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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    She may have a beginning bumblefoot infection, which is usually a staphylococcal bacterial infection resulting from a tiny cut in the skin of the roes or footpad. You might be able to soak her foot daily in some epsom salts, or try a fish medicine called tricide neo for foot soaking. There is plenty of info about it's use by doing a search at the top of the page. If that doesn't help, surgery may need to be done to get the pus out.
     
  3. Phoenixsw

    Phoenixsw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was afraid it might be bumblefoot, but I also noticed she also has another bump between her first 2 toes on her left foot. I'm going to try soaking it, but I'm also taking her to the vet on Monday just to be sure.
     

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