Bumble foot - is it reoccurring?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Pupsnpullets, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. Pupsnpullets

    Pupsnpullets Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2008
    SoCal desert
    Hi guys,

    I have a girl with bumblefoot on both feet, poor thing. A lady I ran into at the feed store who is supposedly quite knowledgeable on all things chicken maintained that once a chicken has bumblefoot it will probably keep reoccurring and I may be better off saving myself a whole lot of trouble and culling her now. Does that ring true with anyone here?
  2. spiderlady

    spiderlady Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 23, 2012
    North Pole, Alaska
    I am interested to hear answer to this too. Im newish to chickens but used to have ducks and it seemed to be a reoccurring problem with them. I have chickens now and one of my girls has developed bumbles on both feet. I dont want to fight with it all the time so im wondering if I should cull. She is a good layer though and only around 2 yrs. Also Im wondering why its a problem? Could spruce needles rough their feet up enough to cause it? They free range and we have a lot of large spruce trees in the yard.

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