I didn't want to take over the previous posting by a very nice young lady with her own ordeal with bumble foot in her hen so started my own thread. After cleaning out and trying to get what I could out of Lil Bit's feet, I realized that unless I cut open the left one I was not going to do any good rooting around in it so I came upstairs after cleaning them, applying ointment, and bandaging them up and gave her a treat. Called my small animal vet, whom I love to pieces and after explaining what I need, what Lil Bit has, that I can't cut into my hen's foot without help, she agreed to see her tomorrow to look at her, along with one of their vet tech's who is a chicken expert and while on the phone with me, the doctor was looking up bumble foot so she could familiarize herself with it as well! She said if I could, to call Quintessence at #608-251-6915 and order their C.E.H ointment as that is recommended for this type of ailment http://www.avianweb.com/bumblefoot.html. Hopefully we can get this resolved. She is a sweet hen, I really am attached to her as she is so gentle and sweet and she was one of the 3 I bought out of a bad situation and paid quite a lot for them just to give them a better home and environment. She has a twisted beak so when she looks at you you can't help but love her, and I do what I can for my animals, be it our little field mouse we have as a pet or my chickens.