Is this bumblefoot? If so, does she need surgery, or is there a chance I could get by with soaking? She is going to my coworker's in September, and I would like to have her in good health by then. Update - I'm pretty sure based on feedback I've gotten that it is bumblefoot. The poultry vet I consulted said to keep it clean and bandaged. I could use someone to talk me through treating her (online), as I'm a bit confused on where to start. Also, on how long to give the bathe and bandage treatment to work before asking for an appointment. Please let me know if you have experience and would be willing to talk me through. I'm upset with myself for not catching it sooner, as I think she must have caught it from bruising her foot on the waterers.