Is this bumblefoot?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by zoeetal, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. zoeetal

    zoeetal Hatching

    Dec 4, 2015
    I noticed my favorite chicken limping about 5 days ago and a large swelling on one of her feet. I finally caught her today and have her in a pet carrier to keep her from walking on it. I think it may be bumblefoot but wanting another opinion. I've attached some pics.

    I noticed a post on here showing how to surgically treat bumblefoot. Is this recommended as a DIY? I used to be a wildlife rehabber so I have some experience, but is it not quite painful for the animal without any anesthetic? What about risk of infection?

    Thank you all!



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