silkie chick with swollen foot?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by buttercup95, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. buttercup95

    buttercup95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey I have a three week old black silkie chick with weird swelling on its foot well it's more like just one toe is really swollen. I don't think it's bumble foot but I've never encountered it before and I only know what I've learned from the internet. I've ha chickens for a long time without trouble it was only a matter of time before bad luck caught up with me. I don't have a photo yet but as soon as I do I'll upload it. What do i do if it is bumble foot? if it's not?
    Not the best photos but she's walking on it like some chicks do when their first hatched and this only started about two days ago.
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    Last edited: Sep 19, 2013
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    You may have to back up just a bit to get the toes in focus. Bumblefoot usually has a dark spot on the foot pad or toe that is swollen. Of course with silkies, that might be difficult to see.
     
  3. buttercup95

    buttercup95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well there's no dark spot but on both feet it's identical so maybe it's a deformity? I don't know if bumble foot attacks two feet on the same toe at once
     

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