I've posted a couple times about my 10 and 1/2 year old Easter-Egger. She can't put much pressure on her foot. I was thinking it was a hip or knee problem, even though her foot was a little swollen. I was thinking it was swollen because she's walking on it funny, in order for her hip or knee not to hurt. I also considered a broken ankle or foot, but when I would manipulate the foot, she didn't flinch. Today, her foot is a bit more swollen. the other day, I checked the bottom of it and she has a black, flat, hard pad on the bottom of her foot. I thought it was just a dirty callous......... Here's a pic of her foot (the top of it). You can see the swelling on one side. The swelling is very soft. I guess I thought Bumblefoot would be much harder and more painful to move. I'm ready to open it up tonight, if you think it might be Bumblefoot. There are a couple really good threads here on doing that, so I feel okay about it. I just don't know how to have my husband hold her so I don't have to hang upside down. Any suggestions? She's very old and I don't want to compromise her breathing while I'm doing this. Let me know if you can tell by the picture if it could possibly be bumblefoot. Or a fracture? A splinter?? I tried to wrap her leg to give it support, in case it was a strain/fracture higher up, but she just couldn't tolerate it. I could try giving her Baytril and just wrapping her foot, if you don't think its bumblefoot. Otherwise......I think I need top open it up. Chicken feet are hard to read! They are so funky to begin with! Here's the pic.