My experience with bumblefoot. (WARNING! May contain graphic photos!)

Have you ever had to deal with bumblefoot?

  • Yes, once, I treated at home.

    Votes: 4 33.3%
  • Yes, more than once, I treated at home.

    Votes: 5 41.7%
  • Yes, once, I took the bird to the vet.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Yes, more than once, I took the birds to the vet.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Yes, I sometimes treat at home and sometimes take to the vet.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • No, I have not dealt with bumblefoot.

    Votes: 3 25.0%
  • Other.

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    12
Jul 1, 2019
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Hi!

This thread is about how I am dealing with the bumblefoot in my flock. Hopefully it helps others in the future!

Background: two weeks ago, I noticed a small black scab on the feet of several of my chickens. I came back from vacation and did a health survey. Turns out twelve out of thirteen hens in my main flock have mild cases of bumblefoot on one or both feet. I have a variety of breeds. I think the bumblefoot came from the high roosts, rocks in my backyard where they get free time, and non-sanded surfaces. I am getting supplies to treat it today and I will update this thread as the chickens are treated and heal.

Suggestions welcome!
 
Jul 1, 2019
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Sorry this took so long! I will post some pics when I can get them. We are going to start the procedures tonight. We got some Prid drawing salve, some Equate cotton bandaging, and some Equate self-adhering bandaging. The one chicken who didn't have any bumbles may have a small one now. Any suggestions are welcome!
 

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