I have 4 hens with bumblefoot, I did the surgery last week on all of them, no problem with the scabs popping out, and all that. The 3rd hen I did however, when one of the scabs popped out (and I wasnt digging around) started bleeding profusely, the others had little to no blood. She bled, for about an hour and a half, I kept pressure on it, held her upside down to elevate the foot. I really thought she'd bleed to death. I finally gave up trying to stop it, wrapped it and put her in a small cage, and decided to just check on her later. Anyway, it did stop, finally, but now its got the huge black scab again, on both feet as before, Im scared to do the surgery again on her, after last time. I see almost noone uses antibiotics, no vets around will see any chickens. Any advice? All of my chickens feet are still swollen, some are limping less, but this doesnt appear to be working. I thought Id ad the steps Ive taken so far... 1) bumblefoot surgery, cleaned with peroxide, packed in antibiotic ointment, and wrapped 2)fed them chopped up boiled egg 3) added electolytes and vitamins to their water 4)bleached, cleaned coop, checked for sharp objects, splintered spots (found nothing) Do I just keep doing this stuff?