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#87665 - 12/14/05 03:17 PM lame feet!
Cranberry Creek Offline
Coop Cleaner

Registered: 11/18/05
Posts: 211
Loc: Canada
one of my friends has told me that one of her bantam cockerls is going lame on the feet and that it is not able to make it to the food and water and is being picked at by they other birds
she brought it in to the house to warm it up but there has been no inprovement. I need help!!

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#87666 - 12/14/05 03:36 PM Re: lame feet!
Rack Offline
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Registered: 08/11/04
Posts: 384
Loc: Virginia
Check the search button for bumble foot. Look on the bottom of the feet for a scab that may look perfectly round. This is bumble foot. What I did was pick off the scab and picked out all the stuff that didn't look like her foot and it went deep (kinda looked like yellowish hard stuff) and packed it with triple anti-biotic cream and bandaged it. It healed quickly.
Other than that I'm sure what it could be.
You probably need to put on more information of any other symptoms.

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#87667 - 12/14/05 07:41 PM Re: lame feet!
CJR Offline
Coop Master

Registered: 07/16/02
Posts: 8483
Loc: Montana
Marek's Disease? CJR

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#87668 - 12/15/05 02:39 PM Re: lame feet!
Cranberry Creek Offline
Coop Cleaner

Registered: 11/18/05
Posts: 211
Loc: Canada
I found out that it does have scabs on the bottom of its feet and are kind of swollen so I am guessing that it is bumble foot and if so what should she do about it?

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#87669 - 12/20/05 02:22 PM Re: lame feet!
Cranberry Creek Offline
Coop Cleaner

Registered: 11/18/05
Posts: 211
Loc: Canada
well it turns out that it wasn't bumble foot but a kind of temporey lameness that is caused either by damp floors or cold, probaly cold because it is pretty cold this time of year.

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#87670 - 12/22/05 09:40 AM Re: lame feet!
Hennie Mavis Offline
Chicken

Registered: 10/04/05
Posts: 127
Loc: New Hampshire
Interesting. This summer, I had a hen who went "lame" for a few days... she walked like a cart with one wheel off. When I noticed it, I thought "uh oh." In 3 or 4 days tho, she was back to normal, been fine ever since. Go figure.

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