Is this bumblefoot? PIC

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ZaneyMama, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. ZaneyMama

    ZaneyMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have this hen that I've been keeping inside since she was acting dizzy last week. I took her to the vet and he didn't really know but suspected some sort of trauma.

    I just looked at the bottom of her foot and saw this:

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    Is this bumblefoot? Can someone point me to a good way to deal with it?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Ms.FuzzyButts

    Ms.FuzzyButts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go up to the search bar at the top right of this page and do a search under... bumblefoot surgery.. Very informative!
     
  3. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    i posted in the thread that you now want deleted
     
  4. ZaneyMama

    ZaneyMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Dar, you were too quick! I'll try soaking the foot and see what happens.
     
  5. ZaneyMama

    ZaneyMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I soaked the foot and tried prying off the "scab". It seems more like a callous and I wasn't able to pry it off, so maybe it's not bumble foot. It feels hard, but I'm not sure.

    What should I do?
     
  6. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:If its not hurting anything, and its not infected, leave it alone. If you go about peeling things off you could actually CAUSE and infection.
     
  7. ZaneyMama

    ZaneyMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess I'm just trying to figure out what's keeping her from wanting to stand up. Poor girl.
     
  8. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Sorry.... I didn't catch the part about her acting 'dizzy'.
     

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