rooster has infected dew claw

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 1dumbcluck, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. 1dumbcluck

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    Rooster has infected dew claw. The claw is broken off. Leg is swollen and warm to the touch. Soaking it twice a day in benedine and hot water. Suggestions please.
     
  2. Chickensfan

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    any images?
     
  3. Outpost JWB

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    If you can upload a pic, that would be helpful. It could be bumblefoot, but without seeing, we really can't tell what you are dealing with.
     
  4. Chickensfan

    Chickensfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it sounds like your right, it could be bumblefoot. and if it is, I feel so sorry for that poor roo.
     
  5. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have done surgery on my Easter Egger twice for bumblefoot. I can walk you thru instructions on how to do the surgery. It's not bad. As long as you have a strong stomach. It almost instantly relieves the chicken. Because bumblefoot is an infection, it can kill them. So you need to treat asap.
     
  6. Chickensfan

    Chickensfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    correct. but shouldn't 1dumbcluck make sure it is bumblefoot first?
     
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2016
  7. CluckerCottage

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    I am pretty sure that Outpost JWB was just offering the help if this is indeed a case of bumblefoot.
    The picture that the OP provides will tell a lot.
     
  8. Chickensfan

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    true.
     
  9. CluckerCottage

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    Any update yet, one dumbcluck?
     
  10. Outpost JWB

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    Absolutely! As I said in my 1st post:

    "Without seeing, we really can't tell what you are dealing with."

    :) Hoping the rooster is better.
     

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