Hi everybody. I have a double whammy. Our cochin Gertrude is in her pre winter molt. First time i have seen it and i have been quite traumatised. Never expected quite as much of a feather loss. A couple weeks ago i noticed her sitting alot so i inspected her feet. I found a sign of bumblefoot which i soaked a couple days in a row with epsom and tried to ply out the "plug" It looked flush in foot. It almost looks like a callous of sorts if that makes sense? She has been ok since but now i noticed yesterday she is sitting alot again. So my question is. Would a poultice or drawing ointment work? If i apply it and bandage it up i wonder if it would bring it up or soften it so i can try scrape it out? My other worry is she is VERY sensitive now in her molt and i dont even want to handle her at all. She gets so upset. I can imagine how sensitive all those feather stalks are. Ps. She is free ranging a bit in garden still daily with her sister as well as eating and drinking.