Mystery Foot Problem

firerafter

In the Brooder
Jul 29, 2016
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Okay this is my first post. I recently got 5 chickens from a friend. When he delivered them, along with a chicken tractor, he said they might have smashed on of the girls feet. Fast forward a few days and she started limping, hence her new name "Limpy". Then I noticed it looked like she was going to lose a toe, and a blackish scab looked like it would peel off. She seems to be getting worse, she's still eatin and drinking. Today I decided to soak her foot in water with Epsom Salts. The black scabby stuff didn't come loose, and it is tough like jerky. I slathered the foot with neosporin and wrapped it with coban. Does anyone have an idea what this might be? Also, the pad of the injured foot is swollen and warmer than the other, but I didn't see any tell-tale black spot that would indicate Bumblefoot. Any ideas?
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Outpost JWB

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It sounds like bumblefoot to me. The heat indicates infection. I would do surgery asap. I did surgery on one of my roosters who did not have a scab present. I felt so bad for my rooster (Snowman). I could not find the infection, so it was basically exploratory surgery.:( A week later, I tackled it again and found it. There was so much infection, It was unbelievable. Here is a link regarding bumblefoot surgery.

The Chicken Chick
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: BUMBLEFOOT in Chickens: Causes & treatment. **WARNING: Graphic ...
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firerafter

In the Brooder
Jul 29, 2016
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For some reason only one photo posted, the one showing the foot already wrapped up. This one is better.
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