What is the primary cause of bumblefoot?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by enggass, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. enggass

    enggass Songster

    Mar 8, 2010
    Mid-Coast Maine
    Just want to know... Also, my birds run is made of 1" minus gravel/dirt. I plan on adding some sand to soften, but should this be a concern?
  2. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Staph infection that gets into a wound. Staph lives on the skin all the time (different strains for different animals I believe, you won't get it from your chicken), so you can't avoid that but avoiding every possible scratch is also pretty darn impossible.
    It's just one of those things [​IMG]

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