What is this and how do I help? (Pic)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by abgraves69, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. abgraves69

    abgraves69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have week old buff orpingtons. Yesterday I notice one limping. I looked at its feet and didn't notice anything, but today there is significant swelling and what looks to be then ginning of a knot on the bottom of its foot. It's eating and drinking.. But it's limping and laying around a lot. How do I help this poor chick.

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  2. abgraves69

    abgraves69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have made a very small hole to see if it was puss, but all that came out was blood. So I put on some antibiotic cream and bandaged it. I've also separated it from the others.
     
  3. HiyokoInNippon

    HiyokoInNippon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make sure it has access to food and water. Also, I can't imagine a warm Epsom salt bath would hurt. Nice and relaxing, get weight off the foot with the floating and a fun blow dry after.
     
  4. abgraves69

    abgraves69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I'm going to keep soaking the foot every few hours.
     
  5. HiyokoInNippon

    HiyokoInNippon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very strong emphasis on warm. Should be just about the temp for a human baby. Let the chick cruze in there for 20 min or so.
     
  6. abgraves69

    abgraves69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any idea what the problem could be?
     
  7. HiyokoInNippon

    HiyokoInNippon Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. abgraves69

    abgraves69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah I read all the info on that but was not sure because a: only a week old/never been outside and b: no puss and no black scab. What else should I be doing to help
     
  9. HiyokoInNippon

    HiyokoInNippon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is the same reason I am borderline. Maybe you caught it early? Honestly, I just have hours of lurking on the forums and no real life experience. Might as well do the non-invasive care for bumble foot (Epsom/betadyne bath) and see how it is tomorrow.
     
  10. abgraves69

    abgraves69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. Thanks
     

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