My dad bought a hen today and it has what looks like a huge thorn lodged in the (weby) skin between toes. I looks like its been there for a long time. Its huge, about the size of a pencil eraser. The hen's foot is sensitive but it does walk however with a limp. It can't curl the far toe while perching because the thorn won't let it bend. We soaked the foot in warm water to clean and put antibacterial gel on it and the hen seemed to walk better. We are thinking about soaking in warm epsom salt water for about 30 minutes and gently press the foot flesh around the where the thorn entered to see if it will back out. I don't think this will work. It appears to have grown into the foot. But we will try. Any other suggestions?