We noticed yesterday that our 19 week old cochin pullet was limping. My DH held her while I gently manipulated her leg joints for any signs of discomfort but she didn't show any. So we checked the pads of her feet. The foot on the leg she is favoring has a small hard brown place on it, which I could not remove with a damp cloth. At the time I didn't know about bumblefoot but I have done some reading and I believe it is very possible that this is what she has, although a very early stage. So, what I am going to do is soak her feet in epsom salts until the hard part loosens up enough that I can get it off, possibly using a knife blade if needed. Then I will pack antibiotic in it and wrap it. I'll keep her isolated in a kitty carrier while she is compromised. Would this be the best course of treatment? Also, one book I read only referrenced bumblefoot in young cockerals. Why would a pullet not be just as suceptible? We are still concerned that this "pullet" might turn out to be a boy so that has me concerned. Thanks!