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Ever eat eggs from a bird w/bumblefoot

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jmc, May 12, 2010.

  1. jmc

    jmc Songster

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    Not sure if its b-foot, but pretty sure there's an infection

    Wonder about eating this duck's eggs..............

    Any survivors out there [​IMG]
     
  2. Yes.....and I've never given it any thought UNTIL now. [​IMG] We're alive. The bumblefoot though wasn't a raging infection, but just the localized stuff.

    Would I eat eggs from a bird with an unknown infection, probably not.
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2010
  3. jmc

    jmc Songster

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    thanks!
     
  4. edselpdx

    edselpdx Songster

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    Portland, OR
    I haven't had Bumblefoot in my flock, but it's a localized infection/abscess. If you're doing surgery and treating with injectable or oral antibiotics, I would go by the recommendations about the medication. I wouldn't worry about eating eggs from an otherwise healthy bird on no meds. You probably should treat the bumblefoot, though, since it will affect the health of the bird in the longer run.
     
  5. jmc

    jmc Songster

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    Yes, I took the risk and ate the egg she laid this am as a snack in the evening. If I never post again, I guess you'll know the story [​IMG]
    thank you
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2010

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