Is this Bumble foot or cut from metel bottom?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sferle, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. sferle

    sferle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicks are week and half , and was on burlap for a week and switched them to 1/2 inch hardware and noticed the scabs on the bottom of the feet , picked one off and it bleed , I am figuring that the hardware wire did this?


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  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    Classic case of bumblefoot.
     
  3. sferle

    sferle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok how do I prevent this ?
     
  4. sferle

    sferle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All 10 Chicks have it
     
  5. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    Bumblefoot is usually caused if a bird externally injures their foot via scrape, minor cuts, and then bacteria gets in the wound and causes an infection. What type of ground does your flock walk on? Is it rocky? Are there a lot of splintered wood chips around? They can get bumblefoot from a myriad of causes....

    Here's a BYC article on bumblefoot:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bumblefoot-in-your-flock

    You can also go to YouTube and 'search' for bumblefoot and there are quite a few videos on the subject including surgery to remove them.

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  6. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get them off the wire. It is horrible on their feet as you can see!
     
  7. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    Exactly my thoughts, @welasharon . I'm afraid that wire is what's causing it.
     
  8. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Good advice, this is obviously the cause of the abrasions on their feet. Bumblefoot comes from infection of the injuries. Make sure you give them a softer flooring - sand would be nice. And make sure you are treating the wounds.
     
  9. sferle

    sferle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got it taken care of , they are off the wire
     
  10. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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