Please help I have no idea what this is!!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chicken Egg 17, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a serious question to ask I have pretty much a flock of 21 birds and I have 4 turkeys. And I have a flock of 17 birds and then 4 rooster separated to go to sale. And almost all of the 17 birds have a scab on the bottom of each foot. I am thinking it is bumble foot but I am not sure if it has spread that fast because I have checked every single bird the day before and washed there feet off and there wasn't a thing on there feet but now today they have a small tiny scab. So is this bumble foot or what is this or is it nothing to worry about. I have already done surgery on one hen but I can't be doing survey to all of them and replacing bandages once a day to all 17 of them.
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Can you post some photos of what you are seeing?
     
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    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will try I haven't been able to upload pics.
     
  4. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have almost 100 chickens. Some of mine have what you describe. I have had to do bumblefoot surgery on a few. Bumblefoot is like a staff infection. It spreads like wildfire. Just like human foot fungus. I'm not a vet and i may manage my flock different than others, I would only do surgery on any that swell, are hot to the touch, are limping, or basically showing symptoms of bumblefoot.

    I would let whomever is purchasing them know. Bumblefoot is pretty common & not caused by bad flock management. My chickens free range on 3 acres everyday. Just because one got an infection & spread to the rest does not mean I am lacking on animal husbandry.
     
  5. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes mine free range all over my 2 acres everyday and return at night this is the first I have had to do a surgery but it was easier than I thought but I can't do it to every one and have you lost a bird just letting it go like that? And what if I get some penicillin or something would it make them better or I'll I still have to get the infection out? I will get some pics then later.
     
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    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alright well the pics didn't work so I have been wanting to get some penicillin to give to the hens for a few days but I didn't know weather or not to get an injectable or if a capsule would work.
     
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    Sorry for the late reply Idk if I will be online tommarrow but I will try I have to take roosters to sale, and then I need to get ready to soak there feet and pull the scabs off, I have soaked in water and stuff before and I did see improvement but then a few days later it came back so I will try and keep it soaked and clean for a few days.
     
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    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And ok but I have not yet found the penicillin except at tractor supply but I am not spending 20 dollars for a little bottle of penicillin that would last one day for the chickens that need it. So I need to find a cheaper place.
     

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