I noticed one of my black hens limping today, and I had read some threads on here about bumble foot and seen pictures of it. Her pad was swollen, and there was a little plug like what I'd seen in pictures. So I decided to do the surgery myself. The scab was not that big, or protruding at all, so I used a needle to dig it out. I scraped the scab off and squeezed but nothing came out and the hole is too small to get tweezers in to pull anything out. Also, after poking a bit it bled a little bit. I decided to put some triple antibotic cream on her and bandage her up. I need to find out more before I hurt her any more. Is it possible she doesn't have bumble foot at all? and if she does, how do I work on her if the hole is too small to get the junk out?