My chicken is limping!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by missk, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. missk

    missk New Egg

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    [​IMG][/IMG]hi, I have a Daisy Bell approximately 9 months old. Cleo was limping when I got her, but she had been henpecked so I put it down to that! However, when I picked her up yesterday, my partner noticed this wart like thing on her foot!
    Does anyone know what it might be , or how I can cure it?
     
  2. shober

    shober Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would suggest going to the learning center above and check out bumblefoot. There are how-to's all about it!
     
  3. missk

    missk New Egg

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    Thanks! I'll do that!
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    It looks like it could be bumblefoot, which is an infection in the footpad. Bumblefoot occurs if the bird injures it foot (by stepping accidentally on a sharp wood chip, broken wire, etc, or by jumping down from too high a roost). It first appears as a small black scab, but can cause the foot to become swollen.

    You can try soaking the foot in an epsom salt bath daily for a week or so, and see if that helps. Giving antibiotics like Penicillin might also help, as it is caused by a bacterial infection. It is possible that it will require surgery to remove the core. Here is some information on that: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/236649/bumblefoot-surgery-with-pics-and-how-to

    Hope this helps!
     
  5. missk

    missk New Egg

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    Thank you for the feedback.... It doesn't have a black spot though! Is more raised, like a wart ... Could it still be bumble foot?
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, it could be(and likely is) still bumblefoot.
     
  7. BantamLover21

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  8. missk

    missk New Egg

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    Thanks again folks!!!
     

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