A few weeks ago I noticed that my Bourbon Red hen's feet were swollen and bloody from her pecking at them. I sprayed some Blu Kote on them and suspected they would get better in few days. Since then I have tried everything I can think of and suggestions from several reliable sources. Her feet seem to be getting better slowly, but it may just be my wishful thinking. I've searched and searched on this forum and googled every combination of words that seems relavant. I have found threads on Bumblefoot and Gout, but I just don't think it's either of those things. The only senario that seems to fit is one that I just came up with. I'm wondering if maybe she got into a nest of spiders and got bitten several times while scratching around in it. I am open to all suggestions or advice. BTW I have examined the bottom of her feet thouroughly and have not found anythng resembling a scab or plug to suggest Bumblefoot. The dark coloration on her foot I am attributing to the Blu Kote and/or pine tar which I have applied several time. Both of her feet have the same problem, but I could only get one the pictures to upload. I will attempt it again if I need to. The past week or so she has stayed in the nests almost constantly. I've been giving her food and water twice a day. Yesterday she came out with the others to free range, but all she did was peck at her feet the whole time. Here is some background information that may help with a diagnosis: She is allowed to free range under my supervision in the yard and in the woods several times a week. I feed her a mixture of cracked corn and 16% layer crumbles as well as various table scraps. She spends most of her time in the coup which consists of an indoor roosting and nesting area with pine shavings on the floor which I change more often than I probably need to; a covered outdoor area and constant access to a large wire covered outdoor pen. The outdoor areas, especially the large run have been pretty wet lately. She is right about 1 year old and recently lost her mate, my Black Spanish tom. Any information or advice is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!!