Bumblefoot and eating the eggs?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by PhilErvin, May 18, 2010.

  1. PhilErvin

    PhilErvin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my girls has Bumblefoot and we are treating it, but since it is a staph infection we were wondering if the eggs are safe to eat.
     
  2. jmc

    jmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    yoiu may have eaten eggs from bumblefoot birds before--who were asymptomatic--and didn't realize it. it is common and is present even before we detect it by a limping bird, etc. unless we inspect our birds every day...........i've eaten bumblefoot eggs and am still here. but would not eat eggs if treating bird with antibiotics other than mere topical ointments. am doing triple antibiotic cream right now and penn g injections; after series of injections i'll wait a couple weeks befiore eating her eggs again
     
  3. PhilErvin

    PhilErvin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you JMC for the advise.
     

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