On Friday, I performed the bumblefoot surgery on my three year old hen, Copper. Last week, I noticed her limping and she tended to just lie around the run and she wouldn't roost, rather she crawled into an old nesting box that no one uses anymore. Her foot had the black dot but the bump was extremely small still. I cut the area around the dot out but there wasn't really a puss pocket like I was looking for. I used triple antibiotic cream and blue kote and changed the dressing daily. The lump does look smaller now, thankfully but Copper is still staying off of her foot, understandably. I make sure she has food and water in easy reach. My main concern really is her getting dehydrated since she isn't moving around much. Anyway, what kind of time-frame am I looking at for recovery time? She has lost her place in the pecking order already so I'm pretty sure I'll have to integrate her in with the younger hens once she is able to return to the main run.