Please help! My sweet hen has something wrong with her foot

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mama2girlies, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. mama2girlies

    mama2girlies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've noticed my hen limping so I examined her feet and I found the right foot to have some swelling. Her other foot is fine. Has anyone seen this before?[​IMG]
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  2. Chickensfan

    Chickensfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    your poor hen!
    it may be Bumblefoot, and if it is, it will get worse, and your hen will have to suffer and it could be fatal. I do not know the treatment, but here is a link to a website that does.
    here is the treatment. (act quickly)

    http://www.hobbyfarms.com/how-to-treat-bumblefoot-in-chickens-3/

    good luck! and thank goodness you spoke out quickly! it seems to (luckily) be a mild case. (be warned, there are some disgusting pictures in the website!)
    i hope this helps! and by the way, you may want to do some research on the symptoms of bumblefoot just to confirm that she does have bumblefoot! And remember, ACT QUICKLY!!!
    ~Chickensfan
     
  3. Chickensfan

    Chickensfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am pretty sure that is bumblefoot. It could be fatal if not treated quickly.
     
  4. mama2girlies

    mama2girlies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK thank you so much. I will take her to the vet tomorrow
     
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  6. Chickensfan

    Chickensfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck with the hen mama2girlies!
     
  7. mama2girlies

    mama2girlies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you so much for your help. Thankfully I have a great vet who treats my chickens and he confirmed bumble foot. I am having him do the surgery. I get to pick her up tomorrow. Hopefully she will be better soon!
     
  8. mama2girlies

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  9. Chickensfan

    Chickensfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank goodness she is ok! I am rejoicing.
    and by the way...please visit my thread-
    "My Hen Has A White Tongue!" because i would love some (any) advice on that.
     
  10. mama2girlies

    mama2girlies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will do that :)
     

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