Huge ball on their foot

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by poultryfan73, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. poultryfan73

    poultryfan73 Songster

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    I have 2 chickens in my flock that have a big pimple looking thing on the middle of their one foot. They walk fine and act fine as well i just want to make sure its not too serious. Any advice is appreciated.
     
  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    Do a search for bumblefoot. It is an abscess that will cripple them and is very difficult to get rid of.
     
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Hello! This is gross, but if you lance it with a sterile needle, then the puss will come out, and then if you give your chickens some antibiotics in their water, your chicken will get better. (Not so sure I can do it, but I have a friend that has cured it.)
     
  4. poultryfan73

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    Quote:Is bumblefoot a contagious disease? How do i get rid of it if thats what it is?
    Update! I think my 2 hens do have bumblefoot! WHAT DO I DO!
     
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  6. jjthink

    jjthink Crowing 11 Years

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    Post photos if you can and that will help folks give you best guidance.
    JJ
     
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