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hen with growth on her foot

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by abbey anderson, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. abbey anderson

    abbey anderson New Egg

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    I found one of my 60 chickens with 3 growth on the top of her foot. I performed a surgery and took a hard mass, yellow, that looks like hard puss. Can anyone tell me what that is?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Do an on site search on 'bumblefoot' and see if that is what you are dealing with.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    It's probably bumblefoot. Head over to the "Emergencies/Diseases/Injuries and Cures" section and post in their with pictures of her foot. Hope your hen gets better!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  5. Elky

    Elky Out Of The Brooder

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    My 4H leader JUST did this surgery on one of her chickens too! She described it as a hard yellow mass. Wrap the foot with gaze and tape and keep her contained for a while. Its defiantly Bumble foot u got.
     

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