When Bumblefoot Strikes


| 12/21/2015 9:04:00 AM


 Rachel FalcoBumblefoot in Poultry

What is it?

Bumblefoot is a staph bacterial infection which has penetrated, typically by a puncture wound or other significant injury, on your bird's foot. It causes the foot to swell, typically creates a nasty-looking scab and can lead to paralysis or even death.

The Cause?

Staph bacteria penetrate the bird’s foot, typically from a puncture wound, while birds are in a dirty environment, in a coop, in pasture and are malnourished, old or young, or have a compromised immune system.



Prevention?