What is bumblefoot in chickens and how can it be treated?

Bumblefoo chickens ist a bacterial infection of the foot that typically occurs when bacteria enter through a cut or abrasion. This condition often results in swelling, heat, and a noticeable black scab on the foot. Left untreated, bumblefoot can become severe, causing lameness and pain. Treatment usually involves cleaning the affected area, applying an antibiotic ointment, and bandaging the foot. In some cases, veterinary intervention may be required. Preventing bumblefoot involves maintaining clean living conditions and providing safe, appropriate perches and ground cover.