is bumblefoot a common problem in chickens

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

  1. jmc

    jmc Songster

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    i do ducks, but i was wondering about chx.
    i'd say 'yes, it is' but i'd like your input.
    i also know not everyone's experience is the same here............
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    Yup. My fattie-bo-battie hens get it all the time. We have issues with stickers in the yard, so I am always digging something nasty out.
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member 9 Years

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Mostly no.
  4. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    I live in the land of goat head stickers, and mesquite bushes and I've never had a case of bumblefoot.
  5. Bantimna

    Bantimna Songster

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    It depends, large breed chickens will be more prone to Bubble foot than smaller lighter ones.
    But mostly yes and no I would say.
  6. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    My bantams never get it---but keep in mind, I am in the desert, with cacti, and devil-thorn stickers. Just this morning I was pulling saguaro thorns out of the DH's patootie...
  7. Xodrana

    Xodrana In the Brooder

    Apr 17, 2010
    Lol,Just how did dh get saguaro thorns stuck in his pattooty? I lived in Tucson and had to watch out for the "Jumping Choyas". Now there is a nasty plant. Just walking past it causes it to jump on you. Now i am back home in the N.W.
  8. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    I bet he leaned down to pick something up, & stuck his bum right in there. He said he pulled them all out yesterday, but sure enough, DH had a case of bumblebutt.
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    It is here on my place. Most of my birds are heavy breeds. Some individuals are very prone to it, like my very heavy RIR/Buff Orp hen, Meg, whose feet are shaped a bit odd and hit the ground at strange angles. She never gets over it. We live on a mtn with rocky ground, sharp sandstone shelves and prickly greenbriar vine (cow vine). Some of mine have never had it, some can't get over it no matter what I do.

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