is this the start of bumblefoot?

klf73

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I have a cockeral that is almost 5 months old. He was limping and sits often. I looked today and he had a scab on the bottom of his foot. I pulled it back to see if he had a foreign object in it...
Is this bumblefoot or a cut that was just uncomfortable?
Pic after I pulled off scab
 

klf73

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It really isn't swollen, wound seems flat. I put blukote on it and he was out with his girls. I will monitor it for now I guess...
 

sonew123

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It is really tiny but looks good-normal-and very clean
I saw the other thread of the whole rooster-very handsome boy
I mean your son hahaha
I mean both but the roo is very sweet looking...so calm!
 

klf73

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Funny but I really have never had anything but mites(just this year) before the mareks. This is my fourth summer with chickens and have never ever had bumblefoot
. Just want to make sure my babies are ok...
 

sonew123

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Quote:I had a rooster last year that had a gimp for a while-I picked him up 3-4x a week checking his feet. I kept them in a huge run of grass and straw-raked out all rocks before laying new bedding down-His name was "gimpy" nothing ever appeared even remotely close to bumblefoot. After about 2 months his gimp went away and he walked perfectly-no bumblefoot at all-I used him for breeding all Fall and Winter and part of this Spring. When it came time to give my girls a break I decided to cull him as I didnt need him anymore and no one wanted a free roo ( he was REALLY rough on his 12 girls-did his job well but he was just to rough for my taste) I had to put saddles on all of the girls all Winter:( Anyhoo when I processed him-low and behold he had bumblefoot-really big too. So I took that opportunity to operate-to see what it all looked like
I couldn't imagine the healing time it would have taken to fix that foot-it was never swollen looking-no redness-no gimp -nothing! I was shocked when I saw it. Now, I check the birds all the time-just in case. I would say just keep an eye on it once a week-you might have caught it right at its early stages! It doesnt look like bumblefoot but you never know
 
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