Queen-Ann limping again, Bumblefoot???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hispoptart, Sep 16, 2019.

  1. hispoptart

    hispoptart Crowing

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    So about 3 weeks ago Queen-Ann was limping, Didn't see any signs of bumblefoot. Everyone seemed to think she may have hurt her leg somehow, and after about 5 days she quit limping. See other thread....
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/queen-ann-limping.1328949/

    Well yesterday I noticed she was limping again and since I have a broken toe/foot myself I didn't get out to catch her and look her over until tonight. I checked her feet and one appears to have the beginning of bumblefoot. The pad is bigger then the other foot and there is what appears to be the beginning of a scab. What do you all think???

    Bumblefoot????
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    Other foot

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  2. DiYMama540

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    The pad does look a bit swollen to me. Epsom salt soaks wouldn't hurt her even if it turns out to be something else. My girls actually enjoy a dip in the water from time to time. Worth a shot!
     
  3. hispoptart

    hispoptart Crowing

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    Thanks, I will pick some up after work today.
     
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  5. Wyorp Rock

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    Yes, I think it looks like Bumblefoot. As mentioned, the soaking won't hurt her.
    You may be able to get it out with soaking for a couple of days, apply triple antibiotic ointment and wrapping. Then after it's softened a bit, remove the scab and press the infection out.
     
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  6. aart

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    This is what I'd do......tho I've never had to.
     
  7. Wyorp Rock

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    I've not had any Bumblefoot either, but yes...that's what I would do first too, there's always other options like cutting it out, but a lot of people have good results with working it out over the course of a few days.
     
  8. hispoptart

    hispoptart Crowing

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    Thanks everyone, I've never had to deal with this before. I hope I can get it taken care of.
     
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  9. Wyorp Rock

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    Keep us posted on how it goes!
     
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  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    That's what I've seen too....tho usually takes more than a few days.

    I've had a few small and mild(no gross infection or inflammation) bumbles,
    never treated them and they healed up on their own.
     
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