Ok to eat a turkey that had Bumblefoot?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by whattheflock, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. whattheflock

    whattheflock Out Of The Brooder

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    I finally did 'em in,(regrettably),noticed a sore on the bottom of the feet, one worse than the other, but nothing severe. Found out from my girlfriend (who's a newly minted chicken fanatic), that it's probably something called " Bumblefoot". Bird is soaking in the brine now, Was planning on Turkey BBQ today. Is this a good idea?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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  3. antlers

    antlers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not a problem as long as you dont eat the foot![​IMG]
     
  4. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    I think you'll be OK as long as you don't eat the feet! [​IMG] Which would probably be yucky anyway...
     
  5. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    If you administered antibiotics for the infection, make sure you honor the withdrawal periods.

    Otherwise, it's fine to eat.
     
  6. whattheflock

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    Thank you everybody, The turkey was delicious. I brined it overnight and BBQd with an indirect wood fire. Best turkey I've ever tasted; moist and tender and smoky, yum yummy. Thanks to you all, I didn't have that nagging doubt about safety whilst having dinner.
     

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