infection in both of my chickens feet. I don't know what it is. please help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lovinTheBirds89, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. lovinTheBirds89

    lovinTheBirds89 Out Of The Brooder

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    I noticed one of my chickens having a hard time walking a couple of days ago. I immediately brought him inside to see what I could do about it. I saw that both of his feet had a number of lumps that had a "cottage cheese " like substance inside. I tried to remove as much of it as I could from the open ones but I had a difficult time. It looks like you could squeeze the lump and everything would come out but I literally had to scrape it out and even then I didn't get very much of it out. The feet are swollen enough that he can't move his toes. I have done a lot of research and everything is pointing to bumblefoot but there is no black scab on the bottoms of his feet and the lumps and mainly on the toes and legs. I have soaked both feet in Epson salt and cleaned them with peroxide then covered then in neo then wrapped in gauze and tape. I do not know what else to do for him. If anyone knows what this is or has heard of it then please let me know!
     
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  3. lovinTheBirds89

    lovinTheBirds89 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. I will get some pictures when I change the dressing. But it doesn't really look like the gout picture Or it hasn't progressed to that point. The foot still has most of its shape Other than the lumps.
     
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