My 3 year old GLW hen, Ro, had a very difficult case of bumblefoot all summer (this is her story: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1016402/bumblefoot-hole-cant-clear-pus). I thought I had successfully treated, though since I did a lot of "digging" to remove so much pus and infection, her foot pad continues to have a "divot" that I think will be a permanent scar. It does tend to collect dirt in it. This is what it looks like:
For the past week or so, she's been noticably limping. Her foot is swollen between her toes, with the swelling on the top of her foot. But there's no obvious heat, cuts, drainage, etc.:
This morning I gave her an epsom salt foot soak and took a look at the bottom of the foot to be sure there's nothing stuck up under her toes, cut, etc. I couldn't find anything obvious.
The lumps between her toes don't look like bumblefoot to me, as there are no scabs/black spots anywhere that I can find on top or bottom of the foot. But it seems like a really big coincidence that this is the foot that had such extensive bumblefoot treatment, and is now sore again.
Other than this, she is in good health. Had a very heavy molt in the fall, but grew back a very nice, soft and shiny new set of feathers. Eyes are bright. Appetite is good.
She just seems to have a lot of pain in that foot. This morning she didn't want to put weight on it and laid down while the rest were free ranging.