Lump on Rooster's leg is bleeding-don't think it is mites

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChurkLover, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. ChurkLover

    ChurkLover Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 9, 2010
    St. Louis
    Can anyone tell from this picture what this lump might be? It started a while ago and has gotten bigger and bigger. Now, it is even a little bigger than in this picture and has started to bleed from the back side of the lump. From reading up on mites, I don't think that is it. I read that someone had something like this lanced on their bird and a bunch of gunk came out but I hate to cut into anything if I don't know what it is. He is eating, drinking and mingling fine with the other birds and has no trouble walking yet. I just don't know what else to do now that it keeps bleeding. Please help!
  2. Chicken_Pauper

    Chicken_Pauper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2011
    Southern California
    This is in the wrong place for Bumblefoot, but I am wondering if Bumblefoot surgery would take care of it.. Maybe the rooster got injured, biten by something and has an infection..

    Search Bumblefoot surgery.. and use precautions, it can be a staph infection... use gloves, mask, etc.. follow the directions for Bumblefoot surgery and if you have a vet who is helpful and all.. you might keep a "sample" of what you remove and take it to the vet for examination under a microscope.
    You will need some supplies.. check your local feed store for what you need.

    Look for posts by dawg53 on Bumblefoot and Bumblefoot surgery.

    Best of luck.

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