Is This Bumblefoot? Warning: Lots of Pic's

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by OldGuy43, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps


    I know they aren't all on the foot, but a search found someone else with a similar problem.
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    I'm no expert but I don't believe that is bumblefoot
  3. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 25, 2010
    Kansas City
    They look like scabs to me. Do you have a rooster? Or she could have just got into a spat with another girl. Is she acting ok? She looks pretty healthy to me.
  4. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    Not bumble foot. I think the bird looks fine. I agree maybe a couple of pecked spots but nothing abnormal at this time. Read up about fowl pox just in case.
  5. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    More info. No rooster. She can't hardly walk. (I'll try for some video.) A spat is a possibility, I suppose. I currently have her quarantined. I think her eggs have been lighter colored and smaller than usual, but she may have just started laying.
  6. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here's a video of her trying to stand/walk.
  7. LegginMF12

    LegginMF12 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2011
    Yucca Valley
    If you pinch her toes does she react? It looks like that leg is weak and the way the toes are curled looks like a neurological issue. Do you see any injury to the leg? Did it start suddenly or gradually progress?
  8. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    The problem started overnight. I'll try the pinch test tomorrow. She seems alert.
  9. HollyBird24

    HollyBird24 Overrun With Chickens

    Nov 10, 2011
    Manitoba, Canada
    Bumblefoot would be in the centre of the foot, on the pad. Kinda like the palm of your hand.
  10. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Most like she has jumped down from a from a high roost or other high location and injured her leg/thigh, possibly spraining a tendon or ligament. I recommend that you put her in a cage or crate for rest and relaxation to prevent further injury, she doesnt need to be walking around etc. Provide her with food and water while caged. These types of injuries take time to heal. Sometimes it can take a week, a month, a few months or never. You can purchase vitamin B complex at a pharmacy and crush 1 tablet and put the pieces in a small piece of bread for her to eat, do this once a day for 5 days. The vitamin B complex may or may not speed up the healing process. Remove her from the cage the 5th day and see if she can walk, if not, return her into the cage and continue vitamin B complex daily treaments for one week, then stop. Remove her from the cage and see if she can walk. If not, do not give her anymore vitamin B complex. She'll have to remain caged til the injury slowly heals. It will require time and patience on your part caring for her ensuring there's food/water available as well as keeping the cage clean as best as you can. Do not put a roost in the cage, it's best if she can sit during the whole time she's caged, no pressure on the injury, rest and relaxation.

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