Ok,so a ton of my bird shave bumble foot,some I cannot tell.One of my bantam cochins has a huge swollen toe on both feet,and i'm noticing limping. I will be doing this procedure myself with someone else here in about 2 days. My question is do I wash the feet,find the black,circled scar on the Cochin feet?I see no scar due to the mud and etc on her feet,do I slit the toe open even if I cut the scar out,do I squeeze all chickens feet till blood and infection are out? Just would like some assistants. Also will they bleed out,is that a concern?How long should they be quarantined? My next question is how do this many birds get this,just all of a sudden?Is it contagious?How can I prevent this?Are they probably getting this because due to how muddy things got? Things are dry now but we would like to put mulch down on the ground to keep things dry.