Hen with Bumblefoot - Is it safe to make dumpling out of her?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kcsunshine, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. kcsunshine

    kcsunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know this will cause an uproar, but I have a large RIR hen with bumblefoot. She hasn't layed in over a year and I really don't want to do surgery. I need to cull some of the older hens and she's first. Would she be safe to eat since the bumblefoot is an infection?

    Please don't scream at me. If you don't feel right eating your chickens, just don't respond.
     
  2. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    I personally would not eat one with an infection whether it's okay or not.
     
  3. bambi

    bambi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If my understanding is right on bumble foot it is a form of staph infection. If this is the case ,no I would take the chance.
     
  4. WingingIt

    WingingIt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm no expert, but I wouldn't, either. Sorry.
     
  5. kcsunshine

    kcsunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Drats, I was afraid of that!

    Thanks for the quick replies.
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2010
  6. kristim23

    kristim23 Out Of The Brooder

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    I wouldn't use her either. From what I have read, it is from a bacterial infection, and probably not worth the risk.

    However, if you still cull her, even if its not for the freezer, be VERY careful to not cause any cross contamination, just in case!
     
  7. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    Quote:To keep from wasting, you could turn her into pet food though. Dogs have much more resistence to that kind of stuff than we do. In the wild the sick ones are the first ones taken down. Just a thought. [​IMG]
     

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