Swollen and Black feet on my Bantam

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  1. nrscott

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    I have 6 chickens, 5 buff brahma and 1 bantam. The bantam chicken has been healthy until the last couple of days I've noticed it wasn't acting right. I let these chickens roam around the yard and they go in and out of their shelter as they please so I don not pay much attention to them I just give them fresh water everyday and feed them. I saw the chicken away from all the others so I walked up to it and it didn't run away as usual. It just sat there. I reached down and picked it up and it didn't even jump. Its feet are swollen up and one has turned black/blue and its eyes can't open. I have seen pictures of bumblefoot but this looks worse and with its eyes how they are I'm not sure what's up. Help????[/IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. nrscott

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  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. In 50 years of raising chickens, I don't think I've ever seen one with that combination of symptoms. You should immediately post this in our Emergencies, Diseases, Injuries, and Cures section at https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures. Hopefully one of our members will be able to diagnose the problem, and tell you how to treat it. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. I hope your bantam will be okay. Good luck.
     
  5. nrscott

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    Ok I put it on the emergencies page. Thank you
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Oh my goodness, the poor thing! Good luck with him and hope he gets better soon!
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Oh, I am so sorry about your bird. [​IMG] I hope someone can help you in the emergency section.
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! So sorry about your bantam, hope she recovers.
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    I am so sorry for your chicken!!!
     
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Is it possible it was bitten or stung by venomous snake or spider/insect? Being a bantam I would think it would suffer more than a larger bird that might tolerate some toxin.

    Poor thing needs treatment ASAP or may not be diagnosed in time to save him.
     

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