- Mar 21, 2010
Hi! I am looking for some advise. We have 12 chickens right now. They have a converted pop-up camper as a coop and a 50'x50' run. So they are outside most of the time. Yesterday I was checking them over (try to do it at least once a month) and noticed that one of my leghorns (hen, about 3 years old) had a little dark scab on one of her feet. It looks very much like the posts about bumble foot, but her foot isn't swollen...at least not yet. Is this bumble foot? Should I go ahead and do some surgery? Or could this also just be from stepping on a thorn and will heal with out developing into bumble foot? Guess I have just been lucky this far, and haven't seen any scabs on the feet before. Thanks in advance for your thoughts!