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What is on my chicken's foot?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by musicalchicken, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. musicalchicken

    musicalchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I have noticed lately that one of my chickens has been limping. I looked at the bottom of her foot and saw a huge bump with dirt or blood right in the center. It looks like a big ball of dirt at the bottom of her foot,but I am still not sure what's wrong. How can I help her? Would this require some type of backyard surgery or do I need to take her to a vet? Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. Scott H

    Scott H Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Search "bumble foot" and see if it looks like that. ...
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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