is it safe to eat chickens with cuts on the bottom of the feet

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by mahtst, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. mahtst

    mahtst New Egg

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    I am raising some meat birds and starting to notice that some of them are have cuts on the bottom of their feet. These birds are ready to be put in the freezer, but I am a little concerned about the cuts. They don't look infected, but just wanted some advice to what you guys think about it. Is it still ok to go ahead and continue and put them in the freezer or do I just let them be. I don't know what to do.
     
  2. WildfireSmitty

    WildfireSmitty Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you don't see any infection spreading into the legs (you prob wont see untill butcher) I would think they are safe. I would butcher them before infection does set in.

    You might want to look into other problems causing the cuts.

    Their bedding, sharp objects on perch's, or even bumblefoot.
     
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  3. mahtst

    mahtst New Egg

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    I am using wood chips for their bedding. I am hoping that is the cause of it, but I am not sure.
     

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