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Dr. Pat, Bird Veterinarian
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Experience:  25+ years working primarily or exclusively with birds
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I thought a chicken had bumblefoot so I took her to the vet.

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I thought a chicken had bumblefoot so I took her to the vet. It turned out to be small stones trapped deep in the folds of the footpads. The vet removed the stones and said, after thoroughly checking over, the bird should be fine. However, she is reluctant to hold her feet correctly, tending to have one of them 'upside down' behind her, this causing difficulty to stand and balance.Is there anything I can do to help her? Regards, Rab
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the bird's name and age?
Customer: Her name is ***** ***** and a half years
JA: Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about Buzz?
Customer: While I was at the vet, she treated her for mites. I have kept her in a small run in our spare room as, because she was lame, the other birds were bullying her and obviously she couldnt escape. She is eating and drinking well, and is very bright, taking an interest in all around her
JA: Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: Yes, the vet checked for any cuts etc, and there were none visible
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 11 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

Did the vet dispense any treatment for this?

Is her odd foot posture something she does with one foot in particular? Or does she alternate?

Does she drag that leg?

Any chance of trauma?