Update...Protect from lights!!!Blisters on feet

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Pinenot, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my chickens has blisters on the webbing of her feet and the webbing under her feet. Could it be frost bit or is it something else and what should I treat her with???
     
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  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Are you sure it is not bumble foot? Do a search on it as it is rather common.
     
  3. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dr. Peter Brown says he thinks it could be either 3 things. Bumblefoot, chicken pox or burns. He is thinking along the line of pox or burns.....Here is the full detail

    On BOTH feet top and bottom of webbing they are a watery blister. I popped them and clear liquid came out and I put neosporen(SP?) on the feet. She doesn't want to walk but is crawling to eat and drink. I now have her in a cage of her own.

    I tried to rule out chicken pox because she has no blisters on face or head where they start.
    She could have gotten on the light we have next to a roost, trying to stay warm.
    I don't know what bumblefoot looks like, I can't find pictures. From all descriptions, the foot is swollen and it is scabby. That doen't sound like it to me.
     
  4. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    could definately be a burn if the liquid was clear.

    I thinking bumble starts on the bottom of the foot, but I'm no expert

    Either way, I hope she's feeling better soon!
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

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    That is one example of bumble foot. It can happen anywhere on the foot where it gets infected.

    But if you say clear liquid and such, it could very well be a burn.
     
  6. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It doesn't look like those pictures. I looks like a blister that we get on the back of our foot form a new pair of shoes that don't fit. Watery
     
  7. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    can you take the light away? is she the only one with the burns on her feet?
    I hope she is feeling better.

    Julie
     
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Sounds like a burn then if shes the only one and you have identified a way for her to get burnt. Fix the light and keep her feet clean (thats a tough one), and she should recover.
     
  9. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are putting up a different light and putting the perch in a different spot away from lights.

    I am thinking it is a burn but Does it sound like chicken pox?
     
  10. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Not really if it is only the feet and its only that one bird.
     

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