What is wrong with her foot?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kittykorat, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. kittykorat

    kittykorat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is Wilma- 1 year old EE hen. She is currently molting... looks terrible... I picked her up to check her out and found this:
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    She is getting around fine, but her foot is swollen.... ?
    She is kept in a good sized coop/run setup.. no walking on wire or anything....
    So what is it, and what do I do about it?
     
  2. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Search the forum for Bumblefoot!!

    Missi
     
  3. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks like bumblefoot. You'll need to cut into it and remove the infection. There's a great post on BYC detailing the surgery. I'll post it when I find it...
     
  4. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. kittykorat

    kittykorat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the link.
    It's a good thing she lays pretty blue eggs, because she always has drama... went broody her first spring. I think she was eggbound a few weeks ago- she didn't lay an egg for a week, then started laying again after a warm bath and massage.
    First to molt..

    Now this... AHHHH!!!
    Guess I need to pick up some supplies.
     
  6. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    It's not too difficult to fix her up, especially if the 'plug" is fairly large. Good luck.
     
  7. Ravishaw

    Ravishaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought I had one with bumblefoot,

    I brought her in and carefully went through all the cleaning and cutting... I applied aloevera to keep infection out.

    The worstpart was one afternoon I was working on her foot and the poor thing was just shaking. She'd closed her eyes and everything, I thought well, maybe this is it. But I kept at it and scrubbed it best I could with hydrogen peroxide and put on her little bandage.

    She bounced back though, and this morning walked me out to my truck when I drove to work.
     
  8. chickenlady08

    chickenlady08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep sure looks like the dreaded bumblefoot to me.
     

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