How to Treat Bumble Foot in Chickens?
Bumble foot in its early stages is easily treatable at home, the first thing to do is to clean the infected area with a warm foot bath, you can use Epsom salts or a gentle solution of TCP or Iodine. Once the area has been cleaned you can treat it with our Benessence Aloe Vera gel which is a natural antiseptic and will stimulate accelerated wound healing. Aloe Vera has potent antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties and is proven to be effective against staphylococcus which is the main bacteria found to cause Bumble Foot. Using anti-inflammatories is also advisable, you can give them our Forager anti-inflammatory herb boost which has natural sources of Turmeric and Oregano which are proven to help reduce inflammation.
Once the wound is treated and cleaned you should apply a vet wrap to stop the wound from getting dirty or re-opening, repeat this process every other day. If you do not see an improvement within a couple of weeks and the scab on the foot becomes hard and black you should consult your local vet as your hen may need a course of antibiotics and surgery to remove the infection and callus.
If left untreated Bumble foot can spread up the chicken’s leg and cause permanent lameness and even death.