Is this bumblefoot?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JodyJo, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need some help in figuring out what is wrong with my chickens foot.
    I think this is Bumblefoot...she has been limping for several weeks now...not really getting worse...
    any suggestions would be great!

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  3. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Yes, it is. I have not personally had to deal with a full blown case of it as I spotted one bird with it right as it was starting and scraped off and pulled tiny plug out...wrapped it with neosporin for a few days and its been great ever since..

    Here are some of the links I read and followed to take care of it on my own

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=575024
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=236649

    good luck and let us know how it goes!!!!! ( Oh and happy Tday!)
     
  4. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I love how fast people respond on this site! Thanks so much, we will work on her tomorrow!

    Happy Thanksgiving!!
     
  5. sherylreno

    sherylreno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is also a post on here about bumblefoot without the surgery. Look it up since yor bird's foot isn't very terrible and you won't need to worry about getting the plug out of there.
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    epeloquin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I understand it correctly, bumblefoot is caused by their feet staying too moist. In that regard I wonder if it is similar to Immersion Foot (a.k.a. Trench foot) in humans because that too is caused by prolnged exposure to moisture.

    In any case, I have been using straw to provide a barrier between my hens' feet and the ground to protect against moisture and cold.
     
  9. yup. sure is. i delt with one just yesterday AM. do a search on here for it, there are some really GOOD threads on it. It is still small enough, you may be able to get away with just soaking and maintenace. No surgery.
     
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  10. BurdBrain

    BurdBrain Out Of The Brooder

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    If you can't handle the idea of surgery there is a solution. I quickly resolved my bird's bumblefoot with a simple Tetracycline paste. I wish I had progress pics! Your local feed store should supply soluble powder antibiotics like this. Mix it with some water until you have a thick, moist solution, and apply, holding the bird and allowing it to soak. It's best to do it in the evening when the birds are winding down.
     
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