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I have read several threads on bumblefoot, I believe I have a RIR hen with it and plan to try the surgery tomorrow.  Wanted to make sure I had everything straight before even ATTEMPTING this!!!

 

Several threads mention soaking in epsom salt water twice a day.  How do you actually physically accomplish this?  Do a whole pan/small tub and make the chicken sit in it so the foot is underwater?  Or is there some way someone has figured out to soak "just the foot"?  I can't imagine the chicken sitting still for a "foot soaking", but I have had a couple in the bathtub before in a warm bath and they seem to be OK in there...

 

I'd rather not get the whole chicken wet if there is a better/neater way.  It's going to be messy enough as it is!  sickbyc.gif