Thank you for added me to your group! Question

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kissy, May 21, 2016.

  1. Kissy

    Kissy New Egg

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    I just took my hen to the vet the other day. Learned she has "bumble foot". I got pain meds, antibiotics and some ointments and was instructed on how to remove the core my self if i chose to do so. I guess its a rarity for someone to take a chicken to the vet. I didnt know this. I just knew she was hurt and in pain so i took her to the doctor as i would. My chickens are pets. So how do i or can i prevent this from happening? They sleep/roost in a new barn we just built 7 months ago and they free range during the day.
     
  2. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    Make sure roosts aren't too high, there's nothing sharp or abrasive in coop/run or where they go during the day, etc. We have no chicken vet 'round here, so ive cured 4 chickens from bumble foot myself.
     
  3. Cluckcluck1215

    Cluckcluck1215 Overrun With Chickens

    I hope she gets better!!!
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC and good luck with the recovery of your chicken.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Thank YOU, for joining the Backyard chickens flock. You can put "bumble foot" in the search box and learn more about treatment & causes.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

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