Are Welsummers prone to bumble foot?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by outnumbered by birds, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. outnumbered by birds

    outnumbered by birds Out Of The Brooder

    May 29, 2009
    I have a mixed flock of hen and a few roosters that I started a year and a half ago. I noticed that my Welsummer rooster and the four hens I have were continually having trouble with bumble foot while my other heritage breeds were not. Has any one else experienced this with this breed or is it just the strain I have? They all came from the same hatchery.
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    I've had my wellies over 3 years now and have never had bumblefoot in any of them. Bumblefoot is caused by a sliver like object that gets in the foot and gets infected. Look around your coop and run and see if you have anything that could cause an issue on their feet.

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