I have a three month old cockerel who I noticed limping today. The leg he is favoring is warm to the touch. I think there is a small amount of swelling in the bottom of his foot. The pad feels a little more squishy there also. He can walk, but he is sitting down a lot. Watching him I noticed he keeps stepping on his own feet tripping himself. He does not fall down. I looked on the bottom of his foot and I did not see a scab for bumble-foot. Can he have bumble-foot without the scab? I have been reading about treating bumble-foot and I am not sure if that is what the problem is. Should I soak and cut into the swollen squishy part if there is no scab? Any advice will greatly be appreciated.