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Possible bumble foot? Large black callouses

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I rescued several broilers from people who didn't have a clue and most of them did not even know how to  walk they were so over fed and barely had room to turn around. So they have mostly gotten much better, actually running sometimes! But many of them have the black callouses on their feet, about the size of a quarter to a half dollar.  Don't hate me but I want to butcher about half of them ( all the males for sure) but if they possibly have bumble foot, ( we scrubbed them and put an antibiotic on all of them the first day we got them) even if not in pain from it, would they be ok to eat?

 

I also would like to try non surgical treatment. Poor things have had a hard start!

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They'll be fine to eat. The pullets won't be great layers so I'd eat them all.

Bumblefoot is a staph infection. So just be careful to wash up well and cook properly. I wouldn't eat the feet though.

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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