- Nov 15, 2013
A few days ago I noticed me one Buff Brahma bantam hen was limping a little - took me a day to get hold of her but didn't notice anything obvious but it was pretty wet that day so her feet were covered in mud. Checked the pads for signs of bumble foot and swelling but seemed clear. She seemed a bit better the next day but on day 4 she just wanted to sit on a perch. I took her inside and gave her a half bath and cleared everything off her feathers and toes and found the problem. It looks to be damage to the nail with possible infection setting in? I have put some antibiotic ointment on it but worried it may be worse than that can treat - any help / treatment suggestions would be greatly appreciated!