Well I can't find my old post, so making a new one. My hen survived, she is now called "Lucky" after a couple weeks I noticed the lump reappearing. It seems like stuff gathered in the hole, it was sticking out! yet it healed/scarred over, on the inside. So pulled out what I could, which was feed, dirt, etc, soaked the foot and cleaned out that pocket, no sign of infection, she is completely normal. For now, a bandage to keep the debris out, hoping that in time it might fill in with new tissue, I have no clue. Otherwise I guess we do soaks the rest of her life and keep it cleaned out, not a big issue,she loves her soaks. We do have a lice/louse issue. It seems it's under control, yet those egg clusters near the vent just don't seem to go away. Can the feathers be cut off, or should I put vaseline on them or Nu-Stock, etc? Yanking them out seems cruel, although some do come out with little effort. Been using wood ash, but now I ran out and am gonna have to go back to the medicated powder. Some advice if anyone has any please.