swollen foot

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

  1. wendycopp

    wendycopp New Egg

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    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'

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    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

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    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

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

    wendycopp New Egg

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    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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