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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by foxhollow, Jul 17, 2008.
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What is this core that makes one ill?
Yucky stuff that comes out of an infected hole in the foot or toe
That's good because I was going to mention the fungal infection that is associated with chicken keeping. It's deadly if it gets into the brain. I've been working in western medicine for 30 yrs & have been seeing a decrease in effective treatments & increase in cost. After we get done with this monster stone, I'm sending DH to a Chinese medicine doctor (yes, PhD) because his urologist isn't going to do anything with the other 8 stones in his kidney because well they aren't bothering him. DH is a quadriplegic, so many doctors blow things off because he can't feel it anyways. The "best" was when he broke his leg & as the leg was healing it turned out the dr. said it didn't matter because he doesn't walk.
I digress, Eggs, back to eggs. Do I WANT eggs of course, SHOULD I get eggs, probably not. With 3 more surgeries this summer, my time & energies are limited. Chicks were ordered before he went septic again.
While I was at work, look what happened!
My mother told me she watched them all morning, left to do some chores and missed them hatching. For someone who was so against having chickens she sure has fallen in love.
( she renamed Sunshine, our Cornish X, to Suppenhuhn, that's not a good sign)
You are absolutely right! It doesn't matter what the species or ailment, if an immune system is compromised for any reason, it is then more susceptible to other afflictions. Bumblefoot is a staph infection. All of us creatures have our staphlococci that lives and co-habitates with us, and for the most part, we are immune to it until we become weakened, and that is when it gets out of control and causes problems. One reason it isn't advised to keep high roosts is because when a chicken, or turkey, or whatever fowl jumps down from their roost, they impact their feet, and by that they also force whatever is under or on their foot to compress against their skin, if the staph is forced into tissue that way, it can take hold in the foot or feet and create bumblefoot.
Another cause is leaving them on wet droppings for too long.
Yes, gooey, smelly, disgusting, nasty pus.
The "core" we pulled out of Bert's foot was about 3/4th of an inch long and conical in shape resembling a "thorn" from a nasty bush or tree. It was green in color almost a pant like green. At first I thought it was a "sticker" he got off a plant. It was just gross and smelled.
After removing it he started getting better and even walked on it some. With Bert I have to worry and fight foot and leg problems all the time. Bert was not designed to live as long as he has. Nutrition is a problem with Bert. Too much protein and he gains weight and can develop health issues. Too many carbs the same thing.
We have found feeding him "scratch" grains works best. We also make him "scratch" for them. It is in his genes to sit at a feeder and eat until he dies.
That said, I would not trade the experience of having raised and had "toads" by him. He is the friendliest coolest bird in the coop. And his crows are so fun to hear. I suggest everyone raise a CX as a pet, not just as dinner. The few people I know (all on here) that have a "mature" CX say the same thing. I am hoping to have a Birthday party for Bert in July when he turns One. Which for a CX is a rare thing.
One thing you can not do with a CX is give them a roost over 6 inches high. They want to climb up, but getting down will kill them. I have picked Bert off high things too often and it scares me when I see him up in the air like that. I now have him in with his Harem in a area he cannot get off the ground.