Swollen Feet

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TheChickInn29, Jul 26, 2015.

  1. TheChickInn29

    TheChickInn29 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi. I have a rir hen that has swollen feet. Poor girl..shes about 7 yrs old and still lays about 4 times a week. Could it be because she is getting old, or something else? I dont think its bumble foot, since i already tried soaking. Does anyone know what she might have? Heres a pic of her feet:
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  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Merry Christmas! Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Sorry to hear you have a poorly footed girl :hugs I would continue with the bumble foot process just incase. Often it starts with the smallest of marks but as the infection progresses it becomes more apparent. Here is an article if you have not already checked it out ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bumblefoot-in-your-flock

    If it turns out not to be bumble foot it could be that it is an age thing and possibly arthritis causing the swelling. Good luck with her I hope she is well again soon.
    You could also drop by here for more thought in your girl ~
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

    Wishing you the very best of luck with her and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  3. TheChickInn29

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    Thanks for the advice! [​IMG]I will try and continue the soaking for her. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. Roland Deschain

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    Glad you joined the flock! Hope she feels better soon, sounds like she's a good old gal.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    in the first picture I can see a small dark spot on the left side foot. That may be the start of bumble foot- I can't see it very well.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. TheChickInn29

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    Thanks. Its nice being here! And yes she kinda does have a small round bump. We have soaked her feet before and wrapped them. We even cut into them a little bit. A little bit of puss came out. We continued to wrap them. And now...it looks like she has it again
     
  8. 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 hope she heals up fast!
     
  9. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG] Good luck!
     
  10. TheChickInn29

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    Hey! I have a light brahma cockerel about 5 months old. He was fine yesterday, but this morning, it seems like he cant move his legs at all. He just lays there, unable to walk. He still eats, as usual. Havent seen him drinking yet. Anyone know whats wrong with him?
     

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