Hen becoming crippled!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chicky Crazy, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. Chicky Crazy

    Chicky Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2013
    My hen has had what I believe is bumble foot, with a brown dot on the bottom of her foot for about a month. All of my other hens have these spots, but she is the only who limps. I thing it is caused by standing on the hardwire for too long so I try to get her out as much as possible. I left for a couple days and came back and now she is limping even worse then she has been for the last month and her whole foot is completely swollen. I feel if we do surgery it would only worsen it. What can I do???? She's in so much pain that, even though I will do anything to help her get better, if she gets worse I might have her put out of her misery.
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2015
  2. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  3. Chicky Crazy

    Chicky Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2013
  4. Chicky Crazy

    Chicky Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2013
    I went to the website and wondered if I was suppose to read the post at the top of the page it took me to or the very first post of the thread?
     
  5. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I would suggest starting from the beginning.
     
  6. Chicky Crazy

    Chicky Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2013
    Ok :/
     
  7. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sorry. I know its long. You can skim over some parts. [​IMG]
     
  8. Garjzla

    Garjzla Overrun With Chickens

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    Take her to the vet as soon as possible, this sounds pretty bad. I used to not take my chickens to the vet and heal them myself, but that turned out badly one time so it's best to just take her to the vet and see what the vet says about it.
    I hope she gets better!
     
  9. Sonya9

    Sonya9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would replace the wire with a solid floor. Not only can wire floors cause bumblefoot but they are very uncomfortable for the birds.


    If all of your hens have "brown spots" they probably all have bumblefoot from the wire.
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2015
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  10. Chicky Crazy

    Chicky Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2013
    Ok, thanks everyone for your help! I'll see what I can do.
     

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