Little sores on the bottoms of their feet?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by horsecrazychicklovingkid, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. I noticed my chickens have little scabs on the bottoms of their feet. What is this? Is there a cure for this?
     
  2. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    Look up bumblefoot
     
  3. Quote:It's not bumble foot.
     
  4. sharol

    sharol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you get a picture?

    Quote:It's not bumble foot.
     
  5. Quote:It's not bumble foot.


    Sure, I'll take one tomorrow.
     
  6. Okay, sorry it took me so long, here is a pic:

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  7. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

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    looks like bumblefoot.
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  8. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    X2
     
  9. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Yes it's Bumblefoot for sure............... what sort of bedding or ground cover are you using ??. do they free range at all ?? and what are the ground conditions outside ??. Sometimes it is common for birds to get bumblefoot if their roost are high up and their ground cover is less than good, the shock of landing on a sharp peice of straw or nettle or something will cause the foot problem.
     
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    We had a chicken with bumble foot before, and it wasn't this. These chickens free range. I was told that it happens when they scratch around in the dirt.
     

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