Hi there! I was led to a Bumblefoot post the other day, not sure how I ended up there but I found it interesting and read through the whole post and many of the replies. My girls have shown so signs of limping, etc but today when I was out with them, I decided to take a look at the feet of one that was standing by and was shocked to see that she appears to have the beginnings of it on each foot. Then I started looking at the others (I have 6 white leghorn girls) and was even more shocked to see that 4 of them appear to have it on both feet and 1 on one foot!!! None of them seem as severe as what I was seeing in the post the other day but a couple of them are definitely getting swollen. I have a few questions: The post I read was about how to cure it with surgery (by cutting out around the black mark and removing the plug, etc). Do I have to do this to all of them or, because some of them don't seem that severe, is there something else to do? From what I was reading in that post, it seemed like this was something that occurs occassionally to a flock, not to all at once! What am I doing wrong? They have a raised coop (good size, well kept) that leads to a fairly large enclosed run. The run is now all dirt but gets good drainage and, while it does get wet (not super muddy) during rainstorms, etc - it dries up within a day or so after a storm. In an attempt to make it a little more interesting for them, I recently raked up some dead pine needles and covered their run with it and they seem to have great fun scratching around it it, etc. They also are let out in our yard to free range, several times a week. Am I missing something or do is there something I am doing that would cause this to occur in most them? Any advice or direction would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!