Swollen blister between toes

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CityGirlintheCountry, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Hen is almost a year old.
    I noticed her limping this evening.
    The bottom of her foot (where the toes connect) is hard and swollen and warm to the touch. There is a softer blister coming up between her toes (the size of a small peanut). I looked for a puncture wound and there is a dot. I can't tell if it's a spot of mud or a pucture wound. She threw a fit when I poked around at it. (And then the roo came over to protect his woman so I backed off!)

    Should I start her on antibiotics?
    Should I bring her in the house or isolate her (knowing that this will likely cause her stress)?
    Should I soak her foot? The heat would indicate that it is infected. I don't have any epsom salts, but I have peroxide and/or warm water.

    Neosporin on it? If she pecks at it will ingesting the neosporin hurt her?

    Anything else I should try?

    Thanks!
     
  2. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    no help?
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  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    bump..
     
  4. NotTheMomma

    NotTheMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    bumble foot
    do a search on here an d you'll find lots of info

    good luck
     
  5. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    I did the search. I don't have epsom salts. I can do regular warm salt water if we think that would help.
    I have blukote and terramyacin (sp). I can isolate her and start her on that if it would help. Isolating her will freak her out though.

    This doesn't really look like the pictures of bumblefoot either. [​IMG]
     

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