Bumblefoot causes inflammation or ‘foot bubbles.’ It, later on, leads to the formation of painful, round, and hard lumps that can develop into chronic wounds. Aside from causing your poultry discomfort, bumblefoot can progress rapidly. Here's how to prevent poultry bumblefoot.
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Hens produce unfertilized eggs, regardless if there's a rooster around, so this brooding is a part of their nature. You can work some of the broodiness out, but at the end of the day, Silkies are going to be more broody than Polish hens.