Opal's right Opal's left Pearl's Right Pearl's Left We have been having a really tough winter with frigid temps and freezing rain. For the last month, they have been in their new yard which is covered in wash sand. They spend the nights in their house which is deep litter of straw and pine shavings. I try to rake the sand to keep it soft, but when it's 4 degrees and covered in ice, it's tough. Half of their yard has a roof though and that sand stays soft. They also have a little place to hide out of the wind, under that roof, but still in the sun, which is covered in about 5 inches of straw. When I rake the frozen sand and break it up, their are lots of clumps, which end up being like walking on rocks or pea gravel probably. Should I not try to brake it up? We are getting more ice today and tomorrow. Lovely. So, does that look like the start of bumblefoot? Scared for my girls! Completely willing to bring them in to treat. I will go and read the right threads if some knowledgeable ppl will direct me. Thanks. We now have a webcam! It's so much fun and my son's class checks it at school sometimes. I do have many choices on hand... epsom salts, vetericyn spray. neosporin without pain relief, vinegar, bandages, tape. Could not find any clear iodine. We have an ice storm so I can't go running around this weekend looking for it; just checked closest pharmacy and no luck. I do have betadine and mupirocin. I even have silvadene cream and tea tree oil. My girls are both eating and drinking fine. Seem active and happy.