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swollen foot

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wendycopp, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. wendycopp

    wendycopp New Egg

    Jul 30, 2008
    Hi everyone,

    our chicken has a badly swollen foot . It is a bulb on the bottom and between her toes. She is limping badly. What should we do?
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    Sounds like it could be bumble foot (an infection in the pad of the foot that swells up to the top). Do a BYC & google search on that term and see if that matches the symptoms, then follow their directions for cures.

    Good luck & keep us posted!
  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    I concur - probably bumble foot. Do a search for treatments or PC SpeckledHen - she's gone through it with her flock a lot of times.

    A pic here would help make a definitive identification though!
  4. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    good luck, and just wanted to say: [​IMG]
  5. wendycopp

    wendycopp New Egg

    Jul 30, 2008
    Thanks for your speedy replies...Bumblefoot!!! what a name. Thanks for the clue. I'll look it up and confirm your diagnosis.

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