Please help !! Bad bumblefoot

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lydiagirl99, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. lydiagirl99

    lydiagirl99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have a chicken named Roxy. I've had her since a chick and she is now 2 years old. She's a sassy girl but she's my baby nevertheless. A few weeks ago I had noticed 3 of my chickens started getting bumble foot. I believe it's from there nesting boxes being about 5 feet off the ground (which we are now getting fixed). Anyway, We treated all 3 girls by removing the black scad and putting antibiotics on there foot then bandaging them up. Well, one of the girls, Roxy, never healed and her foot has progressively got worse over time. Going to the vet is out of the question because my parents don't want to spend a lot of money on one of my chickens [​IMG]. She has started limping over the past about 2 days now and I know thats not good... What should I do guys ? I love my chickens. Here are some pictures of her foot.


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  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    This is what it looks like now?
    You may have to redo the surgery, pull the scab and really get in there to get the core out.

    Here's some great information with how to pictures and video:
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2011/07/bumblefoot-causes-treatment-warning.html
    http://hencam.com/faq/bumblefoot
    http://www.poultrydvm.com/featured-infographic/understanding-bumblefoot-care
    Photos and how to
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/236649/bumblefoot-surgery-with-pics-and-how-to
     
  3. lydiagirl99

    lydiagirl99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes this is what it looks like now. Thank you for the info !
     

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