What's wrong with her foot? Picture

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BLaBauve, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. BLaBauve

    BLaBauve Songster

    Jun 14, 2009
    Georgia
    This is a picture of my Wyandotte's foot. She is walking fine, I just happened to notice this on her foot tonight. Her other foot seems to be swelling too. Her feet are also hot to the touch and she doesn't want me messing with them. Is it bumble foot? What do I do for her??? Thanks!

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  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    OUCH!! [​IMG] I would guess bumblefoot...not from experience, but just from reading on here, although most pictures I've seen the swollen area is on the bottom. Do a search here on the site. I've read everything from soaking in epsom salts to putting them on antibiotics (amoxicillin was one listed that could be used). But there is no "plug" looking scab or area???
     
  3. BLaBauve

    BLaBauve Songster

    Jun 14, 2009
    Georgia
    It was almost dark out when I looked at it, and I think there was a scab on the bottom of her foot, but it wasn't all swollen like this top part. Poor girl!
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Yes, it's bumblefoot. You'll have to open that up on top and get the infection out. I hate bumblefoot--have two hens with it now.
     
  5. BLaBauve

    BLaBauve Songster

    Jun 14, 2009
    Georgia
    Ok..... open it up.. . . I can do this. [​IMG] I hope. I guess I should use a knife and make a slit? Would soaking it in epson after I open it help? Should I keep her out of the run for awhile? I've never had to deal with this.

    Thanks!
     
  6. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

  7. PhilErvin

    PhilErvin Songster

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    There are plenty of posts here on Bumble Foot. Search them out and read them all. We have been treating a girl for a few weeks now, so be prepared for a long healing period of soaking and wrapping daily. I am soaking for 10 minutes in Epson salts followed by 5-7 minute soak in Tricide-Neo http://www.koiacres.com/Koi-Acres-Products/tricide-neo.html followed by a rub down with Preperation H and then wrapped.
    Good Luck
     
  8. BLaBauve

    BLaBauve Songster

    Jun 14, 2009
    Georgia
    I just can't decide whether I should just cut it open or try this fish antibiotic soaking thing?? Is it better to start on it right away, like tonight? Or can I wait until I get the fish antibiotics?
     
  9. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    With that much swelling, I think I'd go ahead and try to drain it and rinse it out tomorrow...then start the antibiotics as soon as you get them...soaking the foot every day until then.
     

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