I am a new chicken owner, as of February 2015. We have 5 hens, 2 of them (a red sex link and a golden sex link) have developed bumblefoot. I had no idea what it was until I started researching it on various chicken blogs and books. I have been preforming "surgery" almost everyday for the last 2.5 weeks. The one hen (red sex link) seems to be improving. But the other is getting worse. I don't want to kill them myself, what should I do? Does anyone know how to take care of a chicken with this issue. It is so bizarre to me that they got it. We have a clean coop, it's dry, their roost is low enough to the floor of the coop that they aren't jumping far, can this be a genetic thing? Should we not eat their eggs? Can anyone help?