What causes bumble foot?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chickylover1999, Jan 30, 2015.

  1. Chickylover1999

    Chickylover1999 New Egg

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    My chicken died one day and I was told it was bumble foot what are the causes?
     
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  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Bumblefoot is the laymen's term for an infection in the pad of the chickens foot. They can get these infections from a puncture or cut to the pad in which bacteria is allowed to enter, they can get Bumblefoot from bruising to the pad from standing on hard surfaces or wire and they can also get these pad infections from certain vitamin deficiencies like Vitamin A or E which causes the skin to become very thin, the tissue of the pad breaks down and the immune systems weakens enough that the bird cannot fight off infection.

    If Bumblefoot infection goes systemic it can kill the bird. I am so sorry you lost your bird.
     
  3. Chickylover1999

    Chickylover1999 New Egg

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    Thank you very much I know what to change about my coop.
     
  4. uzisuzuki

    uzisuzuki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am very sorry for your loss, but thank you for asking this question. I have a rooster that injured his foot yesterday and that led me to wonder what bumble foot was and how chickens get it.
     
  5. WDFlock2015

    WDFlock2015 Out Of The Brooder

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    May I ask how old your chicken was?
     

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