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I just did my first bumblefoot surgery

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by the girls club, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. the girls club

    the girls club Out Of The Brooder

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    My poor girl I thought only had 2 spots on each foot. Under closer observation I found 3 spots on one foot and 1 spot on the other. I did the best I could for her. She was so good I wrapped her in a towel and she just layed there and let me do it. I felt so bad doing it to her but it had to be done she was limping. Took me over an hour. But with the 3 spots I got a lot out of infection. I hope I got it allSo how often do you change the dressings on feet? I read every day and then 2 days. My coop has 2 windows in it and 3 of my chickens get up in the windows at night. The other 3 our in the window. It's an old milk shed converted to a coop. I've read that chickens can get bumblefoot from jumping down from high places. What if any thing can I do to discourage the 3 from getting up in the window and jumping down. Will shutting the windows at night discourage this?These are newer white windows like in a house window? I know that I'll have to do the surgery probably sometine in the future. BUT I HATE DOING IT TO ANY ANIMAL I was using straw as a floor covering but changed to would chips. Should I go back to straw. Which one is better to use?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I have found that my chickens get bumblefoot more from little sharp gravels and rocks that keep showing up in their yard. Also if the coop floor where they jump sown isn't padded with enough cushy litter. Bumblefoot is a staph infection usually where there has been a tiny cut or scrape for bacteria to enter,
     

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