Yup, we have Bumblefoot!!

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This is NOT a good day here. We have Bumblefoot, on multiple chickens. Here is what we have done so far (2 chooks down, many more to go):

5 minute soak in warm water with antibacterial soap. Gently rubbed away all debris with a soft tshirt rag.

15 minute soak in warm water with Epsom salt. 1 TBSP per 1/2 gallon of water.

Gently dabbed dry. Applied PRIVID drawing salve liberally. Applied a gauze pad, and used vet wrap to hold in place.

Will begin removing the bumbles in 24 hours after another soak first tomorrow.

Anything I'm missing?? Any advice or suggestions??

Also am adding Rooster Booster to their water. 20201118_142609.jpg
 

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May 22, 2020
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What kind of bedding do you use in the coop?
What kind of roost do they sleep on?
At what height is the roosting bar?
Do they have a chicken ladder or do they have to jump from the roost?
We had been using large pine shavings, money got tight and we switched to coastal hay that we feed our horses. It was put in fresh from the field, not even a month ago.
10 inch high roost bar, 1x4 sanded wood lumber.
They have a ladder up into the coop. No ladder for the roost bar as it is so low to the ground.
 
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We do have very rocky soil, we call it black gumbo here. Its thick when wet and sucks your boots right off, then dries hard. It has all kinds of sandstone in it. Hubby turns the soil over in the run bi-weekly to keep it as soft as possible. We also have made it so it no longer gets wet.
 

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We do have very rocky soil, we call it black gumbo here. Its thick when wet and sucks your boots right off, then dries hard. It has all kinds of sandstone in it. Hubby turns the soil over in the run bi-weekly to keep it as soft as possible. We also have made it so it no longer gets wet.
You might want to add bark mulch to the run.
 

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