Leghorn foot problem

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by EmbarkGuru, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. EmbarkGuru

    EmbarkGuru Hatching

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    We noticed one of our leghorns limping and when we caught her and took a look she has a swollen foot with some clear bloody discharge. There isn't any visible trauma and the bottom of the foot is clear ruling out bumble foot. We have had chickens for over a year now but are newbies with first aid. We cleaned it, applied neosporin and wrapped it. She is separated from the flock. Anything else we should do? Any help is appreciated.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

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    I would soak her foot in warm epsom salts for several days and apply some betadine. Chickens do get bumblefoot between toes, but this almost looks like footpad dermatitis or she has been pecked either by another chicken or herself. Make sure her coop and run is clean and dry.
     
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