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How do I help prevent my chickens from getting Bumblefoot?

The first step to take when aiming to help prevent Bumblefoot amongst your chickens is to check that the bedding is clean and dry, as if chickens are standing on wet and soiled bedding this can predispose them to Bumblefoot (the ranging area should also be dry if the flock is confined to a pen). Ensure that there are no sharp objects in the coop or run, and that the perches are in good condition as these can easily cause injury to your hens feet if they are damaged. Owners should also pay close attention to the type of surface their flock stand on, and avoid surfaces made from gravel and other abrasive materials that again can cause injury to their feet.