limping chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by paula4him, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. paula4him

    paula4him New Egg

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    I posted yesterday about my chicken with a growth on her foot. I tried cleaning the foot, stuck a sterilized needle in it and tried to drain it. It bled, but no puss came out. I tried a couple of times. I even tried picking off one of the three small round scabs, but nothing would come out. I think it is a tumor.

    After traumatizing my poor chicken with the above "operation", I observed that she isn't limping on the foot with the growth; she is holding up the other foot that doesn't appear to have antying wrong with it.

    I had a chicken a couple of years ago that started limping. After consulting with a vet at A&M, I fed it some vitamins. It got better. So, this AM I went to the feed store and bought some vitamins. I'll see if it works.

    In the meantime, what does this growth on her foot look like to y'all? -Thanks

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  2. paula4him

    paula4him New Egg

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    Sorry, that pic was too big. Let's try that again.[​IMG]

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    There are two more black dots/scabs on the other sid of the growth too. Does it look like a tumor?
     
  3. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    When you poked and prodded, did you wash her feet in antibacterial soap or use hydrogen peroxide to help kill any germs if it was an infection?

    You could try soaking in Epsom salts, using the directions on the package for human foot soak. Epsom salts will help with pain and inflammation if it is an infection.

    I've never had a chicken with a tumor, so can't help with that. Maybe someone else will add their insights. Good luck!
     
  4. paula4him

    paula4him New Egg

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    We used rubbing alcohol and then bandaged her toe with antibacterial cream and a bandaid.... don't laugh; the bandaid is still in place!
     

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