I’m new to the world of chickens—we’ve had a flock of 8 girls for a little over a year. They live in a nice, roomy outdoor area with a lovely indoor coop that we call the Chicken Castle. The girls are very healthy, as their diet is almost 100% organic, along with lots of different herbs and nourishing foods.
One of our girls, Braveheart, developed a swollen foot. This was my first experience with any chicken injury or illness, so I wasn’t sure what it was. I did my research and decided it was bumble foot, which is an abscessed infection. I watched a lot of videos showing how to treat bumble foot, and they were unpleasant at best, with all of them being a surgical procedure. I decided to treat her with Infection Drops, as I have had incredible experience with abscesses literally disappearing in just a few days using Infection Drops on horses. I treated Braveheart with the Infection Drops for about a week. It appeared as though the swelling went down a
bit, but it didn’t go away.
So after another week I decided I better get a professional opinion and I took her to a bird specialist vet. He told me that it wasn’t infected but that it was scar tissue and would take a long time to heal. I didn’t feel that was correct, but he was the ‘expert’ and I was the clueless bird owner…so I took Braveheart home and switched her over to the Injur-Ease for another week. As I watched the swollen foot I could see that it was changing, and today when I examined it, I was able to remove a huge plug of hardened, encapsulated infectious material. That was the bumble, and indeed it had been an infection. But the magic of the Infection Drops – and maybe the Injur-Ease, too – was that it remained localized and turned into a plug of dead material that came out easily. It never went systemic, and although it left a
hole where it had been, it was bloodless and very localized. All in all a much better outcome than what I saw on the videos.