In the Brooder
- Sep 15, 2020
Sorry for late response! The bruising is on both sides of the right thigh, I'll attach a clearer photo. Just did the bumblefoot removal this morning and had a closer look while I was there...I'm almost thinking she was attacked by something or got her leg caught somewhere because there are a bunch of little clumps of bloody feathers, and maybe some small wounds. It's hard to tell exactly. I felt thoroughly down the leg bone and couldn't feel any breaks, tho I'm sure there could be fractures that I'm not picking up on. Would it be a good idea to splint it just incase...?I am confused. The picture looks to be the front of the chicken as the feet appear to be facing forward - so this would be at the front of the bird, not the back end - and that looks to be near the crop. I'd say there's been some kind of injury or infection to the area and I don't think it has anything to do with the bumble foot. The bumblefoot may well be responsible for the limping, but I think the injury is separate. Can we get more pictures that better show where the injury is?
She is still eating and drinking perfectly, and seems otherwise normal. I've just got her resting up in a cage inside to keep her off her foot, and to let the bumblefoot heal up properly.
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