Hi, I'm new to this forum. My favorite pet chicken Sophie has recently been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma on her left foot. Our avian vet has only offered radiation therapy as an alternative to putting her down. We've meet with the vet who would perform the radiation and the estimate is really outrageous. Does anyone have any other ideas? I've asked the avian vet about amputation, but she says it isn't an option for Sophie since she is such a large/heavy bird. Sophie is 3 years old and was our first chicken ever. It would crush me to have to put her down before her time. I'm willing to spend the money for the treatment, but just want to know if anyone has heard of any other treatments. Thanks.