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Hen with growth/swollen lump on toe. **Pics included**

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jetblack2004, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a small two year old RIR hen and I just noticed a lump on the side of one of her toes. She's not limping at all but I was wondering what it is.

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    I thought could it be the start of Bumblefoot? Whatever it is should I leave it or do something about it?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It looks like pododermatitis or bumble foot. Soak the foot in Epsom salts for a day or two. Then remove the scab and try to squeeze out the pus kernel. Go to the top of this page, enter bumble foot in the search box, and you will find many threads on the subject.
     
  3. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thank you've
     

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