That would be because the reason that initiallly started the bumblefoot would be still in there, as there are often little stones they jumped on or a litlte splinter of glass, metal or wood or some thorns or spines while free ranging.How big was the bumble? On my one hen it's about a quarter, but the other is about the size of a pencil eraser. After antibiotics it had shrunk to maybe the size of a pin head, but has since returned.
It seems unlikely considering the one had surgery for removal by a vet. She even allowed me to observe the surgery to snow she had removed both the kernel and all of the stingy bits and pus. Essentially as the foot healed, it became apparent very quickly that the original infection hadn’t cleared at all and the “scar” immediately formed a Bumblefoot scab over it. Both are large breeds prone to Bumblefoot due to their size, and I have implemented all of the recommended measures for comfortable roosts and soft landings. Regardless, I suppose there is always that chance but I will be giving both birds another attempt to clear things up in the next week or so.That would be because the reason that initiallly started the bumblefoot would be still in there, as there are often little stones they jumped on or a litlte splinter of glass, metal or wood or some thorns or spines while free ranging.
That would be interesting. Mine don't have the best diet.I read or heard in a lecture that it can be related to diet. Can't remember exact details though.
So, related question; what's being fed out there?
Up until March, I fed organic layer feed and supplemented with garden veggie scraps: carrot peels, squash (winter and summer), leftover corn cobs, lettuce, kale, etc. My neighbor formulates feed for meat birds for a nearby university and started giving me that for free and it is roughly the equivalent of all-flock feed. It is 20% protein and I provide egg shells and oyster shells free choice. I'm happier with this thus far because I do have roosters, babies, and a current broody mama sitting on eggs. The bumble occurred long before that switch though so I can't say anything definitive about the feed contributing to the bumblefoot.So, related question; what's being fed out there?
My assumption after years of observation is that there are several prerequisites that promote bumble foot: