Leghorn hen with swollen footpad.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Drosera, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. Drosera

    Drosera In the Brooder

    Mar 22, 2008
    Henryville, Quebec
    She seems otherwise alright, eats as always, good energy. I checked her foot out as best I could. The pad is swollen, but that's all I can see. No wound, redness, rash or peeling, etc. It is simply just swollen compared to her other foot.

    I first noticed it yesterday, and it seemed to cause her quite a bit of pain. She avoided walking or even standing at the time. By nightfall she seemed better, and today she was quite active, but it's still there, and she is still limping.

    Is this bumblefoot perhaps? Or something else? How can I help her?


  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If you can't find any wound on the foot or any scab, perhaps she twisted it or got her foot stuck somewhere?

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