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Is this Bumblefoot?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Darkfeather, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. Darkfeather

    Darkfeather In the Brooder

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    Is this the beginning of Bumblefoot or just a callous?
     

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    not sure, I would keep an eye on it
     
  3. chippysmom327

    chippysmom327 Songster

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    If I were you, I'd put some triple antibiotic ointment on it. Then clean all the roosts and the "poop pile" under the roost. To reduce the chances of bumblefoot, keep 3-4 inches of bedding in the coop.

    It's just taking extreme preventative measures for the health of your chicken.
     
  4. Darkfeather

    Darkfeather In the Brooder

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    He sits in a wire bottom cage so the poop mostly falls through it.
     
  5. chippysmom327

    chippysmom327 Songster

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    Wire bottom cages make birds more susceptible to bumblefoot I'm pretty sure. How many birds do you have? Do they all live in a wire cage?
     
  6. Darkfeather

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    No just him. He's got a wooden perch in there he sits on a lot too. His other foot was a smooth worn spot also. I just put the cream on both feet and used an antibacterial cleaner in his perch and cage bottom.
     
  7. chippysmom327

    chippysmom327 Songster

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    Perfect![​IMG]
     

  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    If he's limping, it's probably bumble foot.

    -Kathy
     
  9. Darkfeather

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    He's not limping. He's acting normally.
     
  10. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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    No limping, no swelling, no redness = no bumblefoot.
     

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