Yes it's definite bumblefoot. She's been limping for over a month, I thought it was just chicken poop stuck to her pad. It looks quite advanced. Very swollen now, black scab about marble sized. She's not eating too much, will drink a little. Waddles and comb are limp, so she's dehydrated. I found a few things online. I can't take to vet. Is surgery necessary? Any OTC antibiotics I can give her, or equivalent human kind? I've been soaking in Epsom salts and putting Betadine solution on with Neosporin but I think the infection has gone systemic and probably need advanced meds. any links greatly appreciated. I'll even do the surgery if I have to. update... I am ready to do surgery tonight. Question... I have 28 guage needles 1/2 inch long It's a subcutaneous I used to give myself b shots. Will this be a big enough needle? It looks quite small. Not even sure the Aqueous Pennisillin will be able to be sucked up, we shall find out. btw... anyone know off hand how much for a 7 lb chicken? I"m using the needle to give her a penicillin shot. I used a sharp knife to cut the infection out.