Bumble foot/ egg question


In the Brooder
11 Years
Oct 6, 2008
We have a hen who has buble foot on both feet and we removed the plug and got some of the puss out (couldn't get it all) and have applied neosporin and bandaged. Are her eggs still okay to eat or do we need to throw them away? If we need to throw them away, how long before we can eat them again? She is still laying fine and acting normal, just has swollen feet! Thanks in advance!
Neosporin is a topical antibiotic. I'm 99.9 % sure it's ok to eat the egg's.
If their on a perscribed antibiotic such as Batril wich is given orally with a syringe, then you should wait until the drug is finished and the chick is healed. I had my Duck on that med when she had bumblefoot and she healed completely and is healthy and happy. I wish I had done that before with my other Duck. (He died.)

Good Luck !

P.S............The main cause of Bumblefoot is rough surfaces in the pen. I keep my pen and run spotless....free from big rocks and branches ect...
I have the same problem with 2 of my white leghorn chickens! We did the same and we have been eating the eggs. Nothing seems to be wrong with them.

Chicken Girl

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