Bumblefoot--ideas needed

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by beetandsteet, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2015
    SE Texas
    The single biggest pain-in-the-butt illness in raising chickens for me has been bumblefoot. Lots of Staph must be in the soil around here, I don't know. I've done numbers of bumblefoot "surgeries" in the past, and the recovery rate from that is usually only around 50%. Also, the bumblefoot almost always comes back on those I operate on. Does anyone have any better way to effectively cure bumblefoot in chickens? As I write, I have at least 5 hens in my flock of 70+ with bumblefoot. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
  2. coach723

    coach723 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2015
    North Florida
  3. Gwynevere

    Gwynevere Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2014
    Usually when I get bumblefoot on my birds I totally clean out the infected scab/foot. Then I spray it down with Vetericyn and wrap it. I don't know if that's something you've tried yet but it usually works in at least reducing the size of the infection.
  4. The Lugo Family

    The Lugo Family New Egg

    Oct 19, 2016
    East Orlando
    For five days in a row, I cleaned their feet and put olive oil on it. It has cleared and it hasn't comeback as of yet. Good luck!

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