Trying to figure out hens foot problem

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jaybud, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. jaybud

    jaybud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have a Golden sex link hen who just made a turn for the better while being sick. Now there seems to be a problem with her right foot. She tip toes around on it but won't lay it flat on ground to walk. I attached a pic in hopes somebody might be able to diagnose it for me.[​IMG]
     
  2. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there a black dot on her foot like this



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  3. jaybud

    jaybud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeap there is one
     
  4. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Bumblefoot. It's an infection that needs to be completely removed.
     
  6. jaybud

    jaybud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info
     
  7. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep.[​IMG]
     
  8. jaybud

    jaybud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I cleaned her foot up, soaked it in epson salt, sprayed vetricyin and wrapped with gauze and vet wrap. I have here quarintined in a small cage in garage. Now should I quarintine here even though she feeds and is laying eggs still normally.
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    With bumblefoot, you can't just wash it, apply ointment, and hope. You have to literally cut out all of the infected tissue.
     
  10. jaybud

    jaybud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Finally got the crap out after days of soaking it in epson salt. Just had [​IMG] to wait for it to dry up.
     

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