Is this Bumblefoot?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Twilight Sparkles, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. Twilight Sparkles

    Twilight Sparkles In the Brooder

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    Hi. I’m still pretty new at chicken raising and would like some expert advice if Penny has Bumblefoot. She follows me everywhere and was sitting on the porch by the window waiting for me to come out again when i noticed her paw being a bit red when she raised it up to scratch her head. So i went to inspect and found both sides were slightly red with small black scab on her right paw. I was planning to give her epsom salt foot bath but because she was so messy i ended up giving her a full 723EA585-C4FD-4ACC-B0FD-D497520DE0DC.jpeg 81B9EE50-B456-4F68-9518-04EEEB99EFA9.jpeg D87567EA-8650-4E46-9662-27FF3F4FB622.jpeg 726D43A0-33EB-417E-9CB5-D67C0205AAD9.jpeg
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    bath applied Leucillin (antiseptic spray) and nano spray and manuka balm. She is still very active, eating, pushing her friends around when they want to share her bowl etc.

    Would really like some advice please. (2 pictures before and 2 after bath)
     
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  2. Keeperofmunchkins

    Keeperofmunchkins Songster

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    Yes it's bumblefoot. You will probably have to remove the scab and pus plug inside that wound otherwise it will not heal and can become a serious problem. Once the plug is removed you can use the same treatments you mentioned (antiseptic and balms) plus wrap it to keep it clean and keep her isolated somewhere for a day or two. There are articles on bumblefoot surgery that can help.
     
  3. Twilight Sparkles

    Twilight Sparkles In the Brooder

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    Thank you. Was really hoping i could get away with no surgery. Will have to get someone to help me do it.

     
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  4. Saaniya

    Saaniya Crowing

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    Yes it is the startup of the scabbing
    I just finished treating bumblefoot Successfully with help of @staceyj

    I use oregano oil in water and soak
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    Oregano oil is antibiotic and anti-inflammatory and soften the skin fast

    Then Remove / pull the scab I never find the root as my rooster have a big scab of bumblefoot
    But still I use a QTip and push baytril inside his wound and wrap it with Silver Sulfadiazine Ointment and Voilaaaaaa!! It start healing so fast

    Now my both rooster don't have any sacb and their footpads are back normal
     
  5. Twilight Sparkles

    Twilight Sparkles In the Brooder

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    Thanks for sharing. I will ask the hubby to help with the difficult part tonight.

     
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  6. Akrnaf2

    Akrnaf2 The educated Rhino

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    Yes
     
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  7. PouleChick

    PouleChick Crowing

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    Looks like you've caught it quite quickly - good luck with treating it!

    I just wanted to say she is lovely - she looks just like my Doris - I've never seen a coucou Silkie other than mine so nice to see she is not alone!! I want to go and bath her now yours looks soooo fluffy after a bath!
     
  8. Twilight Sparkles

    Twilight Sparkles In the Brooder

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    Thank you! I love cuckoos and out of all my chickens, Penelope is just the sweetest. We just finished taking the scab out before her bedtime. Hopefully 12 hrs of sleep will make her feel better.

     
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  9. staceyj

    staceyj Enabler

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    Good job for spotting it quickly. She’s so cute!

    You’ve received great advice from everyone here.
    One thing I noticed though is that the spot on both feet where the bumblefoot is /is trying to form, seems to correspond exactly to where that little fat roll from her pinkie toe rubs when her toes close. This has the potential to become a chronic problem for this bird.
    So let’s examine some of the reasons why that happens.

    Does she roost at night?
    What size and shape is the roost? Or does she sleep in a nest or on the floor?

    Does she need more frequent pedicures, including feather trimming, toenail trims, and foot bathing, to keep her chubby skin folds free of friction causing substances? She’ll likely need frequent foot inspections.
     
  10. staceyj

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