Yesterday, I attempted the bumblefoot surgery, not really knowing what to expect. All of our chickens have it on both their feet, but in some cases its really small and not swollen, so I just put some noesporin on it and wrapped it in vetrap. One of our chickens had the "cottage cheese" textured pus after we got the plug out. However, I have another chicken whose foot was sooo swollen she really didnt walk on it. I expected there to be a lot of pus in the wound. So I pulled the black scab off, and a milky white liquid pus came out. Instead of the cheese-textured pus, there was this stringy stuff in the foot that I'm not sure is pus because it seemed attached to the inside of the foot, and whenever I tryed to remove it (it was difficult to get out) the poor chicken would pull her foot out of my hand. I'm concerned that this is a later stage of bumblefoot that is more difficult to treat. Is it? Also, since I didnt want to hurt my chicken too much, I stopped trying to pull the stringy stuff out and stuffed the small hole with neosporin and wrapped it in vetrap. If I continue to remove the scab and clean out as much pus as I can, will the bumblefoot eventually go away?