"IT'S NOT A TUMAH!" I had to quote Arnold from Kindergarten Cop. But I'm not completely sure about this. First, lots of pics of "Harry's" foot.... Next, some explanation. Harry came to us full grown, crowing, and with a mate who was already laying eggs. He already had this growth on his foot, but he was penned up pretty tight with it in a little 1-foot by 3-foot cage. I let him free-range before moving him into a 21-foot by 17-foot pen with some other chickens. I don't know what this growth IS. It is actually going across the small toe on one side, and forces that toe to fold down and UNDER the other two front toes. When I first got him, I thought about having it removed. He would limp on it a little bit, meaning it was causing either pain or weakness. But eventually he became better and stopped limping. I learned that he only really limped on it when I would pull feathers tips out of it - hoping to make it more comfortable for him to walk on. But recently he started to limp on it again. I'm not completely sure why, since I haven't done anything with it lately. But it has led me to re-think the idea of removing it. It doesn't look like bumblefoot to me - but could it be? Maybe late stages, after it has already gotten very bad? And do you think I should go ahead and remove it or not? (By the way, some feather shafts that I had pulled before did bleed pus when I pulled them again. But others that I had not touched in the past bled plain blood).