Hi, I'm new here but I've been reading a lot of your posts and articles for a time now, since I got my two Icelandic hens (I'm Icelandic). Shortly after I got the hens one of them got bumblefoot. I'm told it's very rare here to get it so they say I'm unlucky :S I noticed the bumblefoot when the hen started limping. Her foot was all swollen and the dark bit was on the swelling underneath the foot. I took her to the vet who was surprised to see a chicken. Apparently it's rare for vets to treat chickens here. She did some reading and removed the kernel. She was put on anti biotic cream, fucitrin, which I lotioned on her for a week. The wound closed but the swelling didn't go down. She was then put on baytril and I have been feeding that to her for a week. Still no change, at least very very small. I have been wondering what to do next :S The vet thinks that if the hen hasn't responded to this it's best to put her down, she isn't laying and limps so she probably doesn't feel well. Do you think bathing the foot in hydrogen peroxide would help? I also heard of the koi fish medicin but I don't think it's available here in Iceland, at least I haven't been able to find it. How about epsom salt baths? I actually have that here at home. Then again, I am not prepared to bathe the foot more than once a day for an extended period, I wouldn't be able to find the time for that. Her treatment is already taking half an hour every night :S So...any tips?