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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by samwesty, Jul 2, 2016.

  1. samwesty

    samwesty New Egg

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    Hey all.
    Was wondering if anyone would be able to help with identifying this lump? We have 5 chooks and over the last couple of weeks one of them has grown a massive lump on her foot that she now picks at [​IMG][​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    I am sorry your hen is suffering.

    That looks like it is painful. It is far to large to deal with at home if it is bumble foot. I would seek a vet pronto if she is to live. Does she walk normally or is she limping?

    I do NOT think it is a "crud ball" which would be mud and debris caked on and dried. It looks like infected tissue to me that may have started as bumble foot.

    Crud balls usually form around the nails from what I have seen.
     
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  3. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

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  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! Goodness that is very large! Please do go to the emergencies section in the link left for you above. Here is an article that will help you too ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/leg-foot-and-toe-issues-in-poultry-of-all-ages

    For me I would be looking at a vet to take a look at this with it being so large. It could contain some pretty big blood vessels and goodness knows what else. @TwoCrows what do you think? I'm not sure I would want to start treatment with out veterinary advice on something so large.

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your hen :fl
     
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  5. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello and wish you the best of luck!

    All the best
    CT
     
  6. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi and [​IMG] I hope that she feels better soon!
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Oh my...that looks to be a very serious infection, no doubt from bumblefoot in the pad. I personally would not attempt surgery as there is going to be way too much blood. I would get her on some PenG injections and get her to a vet as soon as possible. Even if the vet is not an avian specialist, the may still be able to do a surgery on this.

    Good luck and I hope you can get her healed soon! [​IMG]
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    She needs veterinary attention NOW
     
  10. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    Wondering if there is an update on this hen. I have been thinking about her and hoping for the best.
     

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