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#17733 - 08/24/09 01:26 PM What does Bumblefoot look like?
Birdy Girl Offline
Chicken

Registered: 04/11/06
Posts: 92
Loc: California
Hi. I have observed my chickens feet lately and many of them have pink, fleshy pads on the bottom of their feet, but no black spots or areas. They seem to be walking OK. Is this still bumblefoot? Can someone send me pictures of what bumblefoot looks like? If you think they do have bumblefoot, how is it treated? Thanks, everyone.

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#17734 - 08/24/09 11:45 PM Re: What does Bumblefoot look like?
Foehn Offline
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Lord of the Fowl

Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 1968
Loc: New Zealand
If you can imagine a boil on the bottom of the foot, usually with a black scabby bit like a stone bruise, then you have bumblefoot. It is in fact a sort of "stone bruise" , in that it usually starts with a bruise to the sole of the foot when the hen lands on a hard floor, although not exclusively caused this way. The foot can become infected around the bruise, particularly if the bruising is repeated over time. Because they are deep seated, they are quite hard to treat, and of course hard to keep clean. They can also be caused by the perches being uncomfortable for the hen to roost on.

It is normal for the sole of the foot to be a little "puffy"

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