What is with this chicken's foot???? Bumblefoot??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CndDes, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. CndDes

    CndDes New Egg

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    Hello,
    My kids and I are currently covering chores for their cousins.
    I noticed one of the chickens had a foot that didn't look right, I finally managed to catch her today (only one of the hens is touchablely tame).

    From researching I think it might be bumblefoot, I don't yet have birds of my own (I am stuck in town with bylaws against it so best I get is helping my sister & her kids on their farm close by) so I am guessing.
    :frowAlso the bottom of her foot seems fine, unlike most descriptions I have seen of bumblefoot.


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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    That's what it looks like to me. Those swollen areas can pop up on the top of the feet between the toes. Most of the time there is also a dark spot on the foot pad. There are many threads and videos on bumblefoot care and surgery by searching at the top of this page. TheChickenChick.com also has a very good article with pictures and a video on the surgery.
     
  3. CndDes

    CndDes New Egg

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    thanks for the response. I figured it was but just wanted to check with others with more experience.

    sorry for the late reply, computer issues :(
     

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