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Five freaking minutes after I let that pen out and went on to feed the next pen she did this. Clean to playing in the mud puddle.

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Help! One of my mama's, the one that has been limping, noticed she has super long nails. Finally grabbed her and washed her feet and found what might be bumble foot. Nothing to pop or squeeze. What should I do?20230313_170737.jpg

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Remove it with a surgical blade. Usually I can loosen and pull bits out with one and not actually need to cut. Once it's loose enough can squeeze some of them out. Others it's bit by bit until gone then pack with antibacterial ointment (without pain relied) and wrap with vet wrap to keep clean a few days.

I use dog nail clippers on nails. You can see the quick usually. Human toe nail clippers don't work as well. I regularly have to trim silkie nails. The 5th toe especially gets long on them but many of them don't scratch enough to wear nails down.
 

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Well, crazy chicken lady became an avian veterinarian and poultry nail technician, lol
Soaked her in epsom salt, trim nails, filed them with my dremmel, but have nothing to remove wart. So put antibacterial ointment but do not know if it has pain reliever in. I wrapped it and left her inside for a bit. She was fine before I left. Since not using that foot to scratch, her nails grew in 2 wks fiercely. I have nothing happened to my girls and I even feel guilty for leaving them with a nanny. Tomorrow will go to get a salve to expel that wart. I think I will give her a full dawn bath because she is so dirty and smells like dust,lol
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So, she was a house hen for an hour or so. Dog didn't like that she had water from her water dish. She is not a fan of diapers 😆
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I think it's some fish antibiotic that can also be used as a foot soak for bumblefoot that works pretty fast since it's a staph infection.

I've always just done the removal method as it's quick. Bumblefoot is easier for me to deal with than the dang clogged nares they get sometimes. Carefully digging the gunk out with a toothpick sucks. My really old lady had a big one last month. She doesn't fight so was easier to fix.
 

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I have 12 chickens. Purchased last fall at the local PNW farm store. 90% accuracy on being pullets. Well...........one was a rooster. Lavender Orp. He's been attacking hubs a bit and today, he got me good with his beak. I kicked him, waited for him to advance, swift kicked again four more times. Ran inside, washed the bleeding on the back of my left hand really well, then poured alcohol over it. Will he learn?

I've only butchered two chickens. Once in a Meat Science class in the 70's and one sick one in 2010. I can do it, but not sure if a gorgeous mean fowl is worth the effort.
 

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Well, finally got my Blazer back and got the ointment. I gave her a dawn bath, then soaked her feet, then ointment, then wrapped,and finally a blowout,lol
She loves the blower. She felt better but was a bit damp, so let her down in the kitchen and she began eating the dog's food. Then the rooster and everyone was by the glass door trying to find out what was being done to her,lol
Tomorrow will repeat the soaking. I do not have the heart to dig with anything. Waiting on a scalpel I bought on Amazon. Hope I do it right! Left her out and stood right under the sun to finish drying up.
 

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I have 12 chickens. Purchased last fall at the local PNW farm store. 90% accuracy on being pullets. Well...........one was a rooster. Lavender Orp. He's been attacking hubs a bit and today, he got me good with his beak. I kicked him, waited for him to advance, swift kicked again four more times. Ran inside, washed the bleeding on the back of my left hand really well, then poured alcohol over it. Will he learn?

I've only butchered two chickens. Once in a Meat Science class in the 70's and one sick one in 2010. I can do it, but not sure if a gorgeous mean fowl is worth the effort.

I spent 2 weeks growling at and chasing a rooster every time I saw him. So many times a day. I'd catch him and shove him down with the head outstretched like they do to each other. He was terrified of getting near people after that. All I had to do was stare at him and he'd run. He'd spurred me and I wasn't putting up with it. Only because I needed a silver rooster for breeding. The others I just have butchered.
 
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