Hi all. I am fairly new to quail. I am raising for meat and eggs. I have 6 birds about 12 weeks old now and am keeping them on wire floor rabbit cages. I guess the wire isn't as good quality as it should be because even keeping it clean I now have at least three with bumblefoot infections. I really don't want to surgery on all the little feet and would rather cull and move healthy ones to new type of cage. The birds seem otherwise healthy. Eating well etc. Can I eat the meat from these birds? Assuming I am, careful during slaughter not to contaminate the meat? Will I get sick? Or is it just a preference not to eat infected birds? What are the chances I would get ill? I just really don't want to waste the meat.