Is this bumblefoot?

Mamatomany123

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Padding definitely helps to take the pressure off. Keep us updated on their progress!
I will! I didnt soak too long tonight because by the time I got the neosporin and wrapping it was a bit late. I'll soak for a bit longer in the morning and then again tomorrow evening. If infection gets bad and they need antibiotics can I purchase it from TSC? No limping or acting abnormal so I think I caught it a bit early.
 

MilesFluffybutt

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My TSC doesn't carry antibiotics per state law so I have to get them from the vet. My vet usually gives Baytril or Clavamox. You may be able to purchase online without a script. However, there are egg withdrawal periods for antibiotics.

If Neo stops working you can switch it up with PRID or an Epsom Salt Poultice. I use silver sulfadiazine cream from the vet when neo loses its effectiveness.
 

Mamatomany123

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My TSC doesn't carry antibiotics per state law so I have to get them from the vet. My vet usually gives Baytril or Clavamox. You may be able to purchase online without a script. However, there are egg withdrawal periods for antibiotics.

If Neo stops working you can switch it up with PRID or an Epsom Salt Poultice. I use silver sulfadiazine cream from the vet when neo loses its effectiveness.
Ok,I'm going to soak in warm water with Epsom salt. Hopefully that with the neosporin will do the trick. I do have PRID. If it gets bad we do have an aviary vet. Hopefully it doesnt come down to that. 🤞🤞
 

Mamatomany123

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Got her to soak for about 20 minutes in a warm water and Epsom salt bath. She enjoyed it. Noticed the start of another one on her other foot so am treating it also. My other EE also has 2 small ones of both feet. Is this common in EEs? None of my other 9 birds have any issues.
 

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You may try these: https://www.walmart.com/ip/QC-CORN-CUSHIONS-9EA/665715582?wmlspartner=wmtlabs&adid=22222222222164773935&wmlspartner=wmtlabs&wl0=e&wl1=s&wl2=c&wl3=74629432268484&wl4=pla-4578228999324046&wl5=&wl6=&wl7=& wl10=Walmart&wl12=665715582_10000006318&wl14=corn pads&veh=sem&msclkid=8c64f7c907bd12cf3372a8a1d96cb78a

They are non medicated, and put the hole over the bumble. It puts pressure around the edges, which helps with pushing out the core, and takes the pressure off the core itself. If you need to make the hole a bit larger, you can.
 

Mamatomany123

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You may try these: https://www.walmart.com/ip/QC-CORN-CUSHIONS-9EA/665715582?wmlspartner=wmtlabs&adid=22222222222164773935&wmlspartner=wmtlabs&wl0=e&wl1=s&wl2=c&wl3=74629432268484&wl4=pla-4578228999324046&wl5=&wl6=&wl7=& wl10=Walmart&wl12=665715582_10000006318&wl14=corn pads&veh=sem&msclkid=8c64f7c907bd12cf3372a8a1d96cb78a

They are non medicated, and put the hole over the bumble. It puts pressure around the edges, which helps with pushing out the core, and takes the pressure off the core itself. If you need to make the hole a bit larger, you can.
Oh, I may actually have some of these. So far the gauze and wrap seem to be working. But they were never limping or acting like it was hurting anyways so who knows. I just happen to see them when I did my monthly check on them.
 

MilesFluffybutt

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Bumblefoot is probably the most common injury in chickens. A lot of things factor into it - type of bedding and roost, the toughness of the individual's foot and their weight, their local environment, like is it wet all the time.
 

Mamatomany123

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Bumblefoot is probably the most common injury in chickens. A lot of things factor into it - type of bedding and roost, the toughness of the individual's foot and their weight, their local environment, like is it wet all the time.
We're in west texas so pretty dry. I use pine shavings and the roost are 2x4s. My EEs are pretty big though, bigger than my production blues. I'm wondering if their size is factoring into it. The bigger scab came off today. I made sure to add plenty of neosporin and wrap it pretty well to keep dirt out.
 

MilesFluffybutt

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It's probably their size and the toughness of their feet. Glad to hear the scab came off. Was there anything attached to the back of it? Did anything (blood, pus) drain?
 

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