Our 5 month old rooster was limping one day, and I checked him over but couldn't figure out why. So I put him in the coop with fresh water and food to limit his activity. The next day, he wasn't walking at all. I checked him over again and discovered he had bumblefoot. I looked it up online, and figured out that I am not the person to treat him. We took him in to the vet. The vet put him on antibiotics, and recommended we put a hot compress on it twice daily, and coat it with bag balm. We brought him back for a recheck after a week, the growth looked the same. So he did surgery to remove the spot, and said what he removed was dense connective tissue with little puss. We have a "guarded prognosis" because of the nature of the growth (it could be a metastatic lesion), and because our rooster is still lame. Everything I have seen online about bumblefoot says to remove the spot immediately and give antibiotics. Nothing about bagbalm and hot compresses. I watched a video of a surgical removal, and what was taken looked like a firm ball that was connected to stuff. I ain't sayin I know more than this guy who has 25 + years experience. What I am asking is am I doing this right? Is there something I should know? I'm new to chickens, and I don't know if I can wash a rooster's butt for much longer without thinking about how he'd smell better in a pot with dumplings. ;-) Is there any advice, or tips you can add for me? Thank you.