I don't think this is bumblefoot......

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by TroyerGal, Dec 20, 2016.

  1. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2016
    The Coal State
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    It's VERY warm, and I can't find a place where it may have been punctured. I have another duck who was obviously punctured, and I squeezed pus out of it. This one looks like a sprain to me... Correct me if i'm wrong.

    She's about 8 months old, sh'e a large Pekin, and she could have slipped on the ice... [​IMG]
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    If that is the same foot in both pictures, it appears that she does have bumblefoot.
  3. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

    Jun 16, 2012
    Tending to my chickens

    The black dot on the bottom is a key sign, plus the warmth and swelling.
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    @TroyerGal that looks like bumblefoot to me. Can you get to a vet?

    In the meantime, I would try the clear iodine treatment on her. If you do not have clear iodine (not brown - clear), then a triple antibiotic on foot and leg, and if it's really warm she may most likely need oral or injectable antibiotic.

    And then get some clear iodine - I found some at Walmart a few years ago. Handy for my own scrapes and bumps as well.

    Anyway, the no-cut method may work really well for her. @Miss Lydia has done it, and here is a link to the description of the method.

    See post 9 here. https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1024041/bumblefoot-calling-all-crunchy-natural-folks
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  5. GoldenFlight

    GoldenFlight Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2015
    I'm so sorry, but I agree that looks just like our gooses bumblefoot when he had it.[​IMG] I'll be praying for her.
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  6. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    @TroyerGal, I'm treating a Pekin drake with a bumble now. I've tried to be as non-invasive as possible to allow his own body to heal itself as much as possible, just spraying the spot with Vetericyn for a couple of weeks. It seemed to be getting better, albeit very slowly. Today warmed up enough to allow him a bath outside (he's inside on pine shavings) and he spent about 30 mins in the water. Lifting him right out of his bath, I was able to pull the softened scab off with tweezers. Despite the scab, I didn't see an infection "seed", but I did squeeze it to be sure. There was almost no bleeding, too. After packing the area with triple antibiotic ointment and gauze, followed by elastic bandaging, I put him back in the brooder. I think he's well on his way to recovery and will be back out with his Runner GF and kids soon. [​IMG]
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  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    That is awesome. Quite a bit more work on our part but so much easier for our ducks etc if we don't have to cut. Great update!!
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  8. NathanZee

    NathanZee Chillin' With My Peeps

    The no-cut method with epsom salt soaks and clear iodine worked for me too.
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