mild case of bumblefoot on hen,what to do???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Ruby Mia, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. Ruby Mia

    Ruby Mia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    recently today i spotted a black scab on one of my x- battery hens foot which looks like bumblefoot. her foot isn't swollen and she isn't limping, so i don't think it's too bad at the moment. as its mild, do we just pick the skab of or cut the scab of or do the whole surgery. i read somewhere that if it's mild then you just remove the scab and put vetericyn spray on it a couple of times a day. what do you suggest ii do? here are some pics;

    [​IMG]bottom of her foot.


    [​IMG]top of her foot.
     
  2. cblaese

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    Oh my that is bumblefoot... I just had to do that surgery yesterday on my chicks foot... I am not sure how you go to my posts about my chicken cho cho.. but these lovely ladies gave me instructions and a video too... ya have to cut around that scab and than it looks like a corn kernel that you actually pull out of foot.... :( I am hopin I got it all out yesterday. She is bandaged and up and movin today... there are video to help you with the surgery...good luck but I do know it started like that and than her toes and foot just swelled up.. she was startin to just sit around so I knew I had to do something... but that is exactly what bumblefoot looks like :( and I wish you luck w your chick :)
     
  3. cblaese

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    When you go to remove the scab you will see it is actually attached to the scab underneath it... :)
     
  4. Ruby Mia

    Ruby Mia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much for the help! [​IMG]
     
  5. cblaese

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    Let me know how chick is... tomorrow I take her bandage off and hope it looks like its healin.. :) .. did ya find some of the videos..some are very graphic.. ya don't need to make a huge cut around the scab but ya need to go around it in order to tug out the core/plug that's behind the scab..it does bleed :( but that helps push out infection... good luck I hope ya chicks ok...
     
  6. Ruby Mia

    Ruby Mia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hope your chick is getting better! we will be doing the surgery hopefully tomorrow as we dont have all the equipment for it.
     

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