Is this bumble foot?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by doodledo, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. doodledo

    doodledo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not sure if thats what it is even called?? I hope it isnt. She has a bigger one on the other foot.
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  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Bumble foot is a scrabbed or open sore.

    What does the bottoms of the feet look like?
     
  3. blueskylen

    blueskylen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never heard of that - is it deadly?
    is that infected or just maybe a syst?
    Hope that it is nothing to serious or painful for you chick.
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Bumble foot is a staph infection.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    There should be a black scab on the pad of the foot. It's infected with staph and is causing swelling up between the toes. There are several threads here concerning the treatment of bumblefoot, which I am unfortunately familiar with. Really heavy birds are more susceptible to it-more force on the feet when they jump down off things. Any scrape can develop this.
     
  6. doodledo

    doodledo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Goin down to check for a scab. I pray there isnt any. I have boards they can wlak on to get to their roosts and perches, but they seem to jump up and down.
     
  7. purplepoen

    purplepoen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Barred Rock rooster Ranger got bumble foot and we didn't find a big black scab. He did for sure have bumble foot though. After surgery he only got a little bit better. We are still considering our options. Fast treatment is the best though. Good luck.
     
  8. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    I've never seen a bumble ontop the foot either. Need another photo.
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    When one of my girls gets a bumblefoot flare-up and I dont see it right away, the foot swells and puffs up between the toes. That's definitely bumblefoot, I'd say.
     
  10. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree and have seen it more than once in my flock. All treated (by me) and survived nicely.
     

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