Ep. 111 – Treating Splay Leg and Bumblefoot

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Close-up view of a chicken's foot infected with Bumble foot

In this episode of Mother Earth News and Friends, Elizabeth Mack shares how to identify, treat and prevent poultry illness like splay leg and bumblefoot to keep your flock healthy.

Freelance writer Elizabeth Mack keeps a small flock of chickens on a 2-plus-acre hobby farm outside of Omaha, Nebraska. Her work has appeared in Capper’s Farmer, Out Here, First for Women, Nebraskaland, and numerous other print and online publications. Her first book, Healing Springs & Other Stories, includes her introduction–and subsequent love affair–with chicken keeping. Visit her website Chickensinthegarden.

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Articles by Elizabeth Diane Mack


Our Podcast Team: Carla Tilghman and Jessica Mitchell
Music for this episode is “In Awareness” by Andy G. Cohen

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