1. Kristyh119

    Kristyh119 Chirping

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    636FB427-7DAC-4109-A2E9-A4EA5C4557CF.jpeg 4CA18417-B477-41EF-9038-99EE05A16F09.jpeg I went out do this morning and my 1 year old ee hen was limping. She usually wants nothing to do with me and is one of my most antisocial hens. She limped right over to me, so I brought her inside and soaked her feet in some warm water. I see maybe a little scab? Any ideas of how to help her would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  2. BarnhartChickens98

    BarnhartChickens98 Songster

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    Looks like the beginning of bumblefoot.
     
  3. Caileys_Chickens

    Caileys_Chickens Chirping

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    That's bumble foot. There's a bunch of YouTube videos that will teach you how you can get rid of it. Bumble foot is extremely painful for chickens so get rid of it asap
     
  4. Ducksandchickens

    Ducksandchickens Crowing

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    That’s bumblefoot. I’m sorry I don’t know how to treat it but just like @Caileys_Chickens said i would look on YouTube
     
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  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I agree, bumblefoot.
     
  6. Kristyh119

    Kristyh119 Chirping

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    Thank you ever one I’ll look it up.
     
  7. Bamboohens

    Bamboohens Songster

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    That's definitely bumblefoot
     
  8. Kristyh119

    Kristyh119 Chirping

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    I soaked her foot in epsome salt, then sprayed vetracyin on it, added neosporin, and wrapped it. Is doing that for the foreseeable future ok? Or should I just bite the bullet and cut it out? She is still getting around but is taking easy. When I let them out to free range before bed she came out for a few minutes but then went back in the coop. She got into the nest box tonight instead of on the roost. I left her there since it seem like that might be easier on her foot.
     
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  9. Caileys_Chickens

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    You have to take it out, it's only going to get bigger and much more painful
     
  10. Some bumblefoot can be treated non-surgically.
     

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