Not sure if this is Bumblefoot?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by carrierebecca1, Jan 27, 2019.

  1. carrierebecca1

    carrierebecca1 Chirping

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    Hi. My chicken started limping a couple of weeks ago. The bottom of her foot is swollen and it looks like bumble foot Except it doesn’t seem infected at all and there’s no spot that I can see?
     

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  2. N F C

    N F C Champion

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    I'm going to move your post over to the ER thread. The good folks there should be able to help you out.

    Best of luck!
     
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  3. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Are these scabs?... her feet definitely look like the early stages of Bumblefoot. A good 20-30 minute warm soak with Epsom salts should help. I would put some plain neosporin on her feet after her soaking. Daily soaks may be needed until improvement is made. Good luck with your sweet hen! Bear hugs!
     
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  4. carrierebecca1

    carrierebecca1 Chirping

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    Thank you. At first I thought it was dirt but upon further inspection I think you're exactly right. :) We appreciate it!
     
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    carrierebecca1 Chirping

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    Thank you so much!
     
  6. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Enabler

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    @Chick-N-Fun has pointed to a couple of places for you to look at (Good Eye!) I agree it looks like some swelling of the foot and would indicate Bumblefoot.
    I would also look at the back of the foot pad too. Sometimes it's hard to maneuver a squirmy chicken to examine them. If you need to, wrap her in a towel to capture her wings, they are easier to manage that way.

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