How to treat bumblefoot in chickens?

Any advice on treating bumblefoot?


Bumblefoot is an infection of the feet of chickens. The pads of their feet swell up and become scabby and pussy. They can be treated by cleaning them, using iodine to disinfect them.

Any advice on treating bumblefoot
Any advice on treating bumblefoot

I used it all the time on mine. Just apply and scrub until soft. Repeat til heal

The ointment soften the bubble feet and in time it will u can peel the scab off. Just keep applying it on it.

If that scab dont get peel off it will never heal

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Stacy Lane Clark
Stacy Lane Clark

Antibiotics work for my ducks

Hollie Boutilier
Hollie Boutilier

Depends how deep it got. You can usually use tweezers to perforate the perimeter by pushing down into the skin one spot at a time. Make a circle at the edge. The kernel will pop right out – root and all – with very little bleeding if any. Wear gloves!

Anne Herbert
Anne Herbert

An Epson salt foot bath for 20 mins (if you can get them to stand there that long) then an ointment on the foot. I put my girl in a moveable coop on the grass to let her keep it a bit cleaner for a day. After that she was looking better.

Andrea Stahly Baland
Andrea Stahly Baland

I had one with it. It took soaking twice a day for a few weeks to dry things up a bit. I would soak the chickens foot while she feasted on tomato & cantaloupe “guts,” super small chunks of cucumber, etc. She didn’t fight much around soaking time. I eventually was able to grab onto the black scab with a set of hemostats (clamp) and peeled it off.

Some videos show people cutting out the kernel with a scalpeI, I won’t do that.(I’m.a nurse, the blood wouldn’t bother me…it’s how sharp the scalpel is, the chicken not holding still and what could be inadvertently cut in the process). I did continue to soak once a day, spray with veterycin, apply a non-stick gauze with antibiotic ointment on it and wrap it with the stretchy gauze that sticks to itself (found that in the horse aisle at a farm store). It took months of diligence and love, but it was worth it. And now I can wrap a chicken’s foot with the stretchy stuff like a pro!

Sonya Tarsoly
Sonya Tarsoly

I used a mixture of tumeric, black pepper, and coconut oil. Gave twice daily. I also mashed plantain leaves and kept a poultice on her foot – changed daily – with a trimmed ace bandage from the Dollar Store.