Update on my three bumble feet

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kanga77510, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. Kanga77510

    Kanga77510 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, it's been a long week or so.

    I decided to lance the worst of the feet on a school night last week. Maybe Thursday? I can't really remember-I know the gals at work were freaked out when I told them my story. My girl held really still and it didn't go too badly. If I ever have to do it again, I'll get someone to hold the legs. Holding legs whilst having a razor blade in the other hand kind of sucks. Patient A stayed inside for two days just so I could keep an eye on her.

    Over the weekend my koi fish medicine came in. I started dipping feet (I call it giving pedicures, LOL) last night. What an ordeal that is! It takes an hour or so to take care of all three birds. I have noticed improvement though. Bird A, the worst, has visible healing. Bird B, the sores are lighter in color and I was able to remove them without a razor-they were loose enough to be picked off. Bird C had a sore come come completely off just with washing with plain water. They are laying quite still for the wrappings and dressings and I've become quite skilled at wrapping chicken feet! [​IMG]

    So, I think I can see light at the end of this tunnel. The birds are hanging in there and so am I. They're all still laying too, which is a good sign!! [​IMG]
     
  2. weshard

    weshard Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a year old Jumbo Cornish Rock roo with feet like you described. The middle toe is very red and has been for a while. I put antibiotics in his water this weekend and will refresh it Tuesday. I couldn't find where you talked about why you knew to lance the toe. This bird is 25 or more pounds and mean and free ranges most of the time. He had frost bit last fall before I put him in and I thought maybe that was the problem at first. When you say lance, what just a small razer cut to let it drain? Thanks Wes
     
  3. Kanga77510

    Kanga77510 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, I had to soak her feet in epsom salts and warm water for 10-15 min. Then I laid the bird on her back, in my lap. Husband is deployed right now, it was just me performing the surgery. I cut a portion of the scab away with a new sharp razor blade and peeled the rest off. Then it was lots of squeezing, picking with tweezers, and wiping. I got the worst of it out I think-but definitely helped to relieve the pressure. A few days ago I purchased a fish medicine from Koi Acres, it's called http://www.koiacres.com/Koi-Acres-Products/tricide-neo.html and it's helped a lot in only a couple of days.

    Good luck with your chicken's feet.
     

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