Hen with swollen foot

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jimminy427, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. Jimminy427

    Jimminy427 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hen from a close friend's grandparents and ive only had her about a week and ive noticed her toes/lower foot is swollen. I have no clue if its a break or something else but shes limping around trying to keeo weight off and i feel bad for her.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Several things can cause swelling a foot or toes, from frostbite,gout, bumblefoot, mycoplasma synovitis, to a sprain or broken foot. Look over the footpad for any dark spot that could be bumblefoot. Also, feel free to post pictures, since they may help more to find a cause.
     
  3. 66fastback

    66fastback Out Of The Brooder

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    yeah pics are always helpful, what some people discribe and what is seen in pics.......some one might nail it with a good quality pic.....my two cents, probably worth half that at best.
     

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