Swollen and black foot, not bumble foot

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kellaw, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. kellaw

    kellaw New Egg

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    My neighborhood chicken is in rough shape. About two weeks ago one of her feet started to swell massively. Now it's black and gross and she won't walk on it unless she really has to. She doesn't have an owner and she's pretty old. I've done some googling and I don't think it's bumble foot. Has anyone seen this before? Any ideas how to help her out? She seems miserable :(

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  2. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Overrun With Chickens

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    How old do you think he is? Any chance you can get to a vet?
     
  3. kellaw

    kellaw New Egg

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    I've been here for seven years and I think she's been here much longer. It sounds bad but I can't bring it to a vet, I could never afford it.
     
  4. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm wondering if it's tumors from old age.How does the chicken seem otherwise? Eating? Drinking?
     
  5. kellaw

    kellaw New Egg

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    Seems pretty normal. It got bad quickly so she definitely walking less. Today she's been in the same spot mostly. Still eating and drinking fine. Although I think she's gonna have trouble finding food and water if she can't walk much. But I can make sure she gets it. I was just hoping there was something to help. She's gonna die soon but I wish she didn't have to do it so painfully.
     
  6. Shan30

    Shan30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poor old guy. Have you picked him up? Any temp difference between the feet?
     
  7. kellaw

    kellaw New Egg

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    I haven't. Would knowing that help?
     
  8. Shan30

    Shan30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It might, hotter would generally indicate infection and cold a lack of circulation.
     
  9. kellaw

    kellaw New Egg

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    She doesn't ever get picked up, I don't know if I should bother stressing her out... Is there anything I can do for the pain?
     
  10. Shan30

    Shan30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there anyone in the area that owns chickens and might be willing to take a look? Also considering the possibility of having them cull him if he is in terrible pain and unable to recover...
     

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