Possible bumble foot? Large black callouses

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sojourner2, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. Sojourner2

    Sojourner2 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 8, 2010
    I rescued several broilers from people who didn't have a clue and most of them did not even know how to walk they were so over fed and barely had room to turn around. So they have mostly gotten much better, actually running sometimes! But many of them have the black callouses on their feet, about the size of a quarter to a half dollar. Don't hate me but I want to butcher about half of them ( all the males for sure) but if they possibly have bumble foot, ( we scrubbed them and put an antibiotic on all of them the first day we got them) even if not in pain from it, would they be ok to eat?

    I also would like to try non surgical treatment. Poor things have had a hard start!
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    They'll be fine to eat. The pullets won't be great layers so I'd eat them all.
    Bumblefoot is a staph infection. So just be careful to wash up well and cook properly. I wouldn't eat the feet though.

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