How to treat Bumblefoot on WILD Chicken??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BarefootMom, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Songster

    Jul 20, 2010
    Half Way, Missouri
    We just bought 20 RIR Friday evening. These hens were not pets to say the least, they are starting to get used to me, but are still very leary. I noticed yesterday that one of them has bumblefoot-how do I treat it? Do I need to take it to the vet? I have never dealt with bumblefoot before, but her foot looks just like pics that I have seen. I have read about wrapping the foot and putting cream on it...how do I do that with a hen I can't even catch? please help.
     
  2. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Songster

    a fish net... you will have to catch her... in the dark of night as she roosts would be the easiest... then 2 people/4 hands [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by