I've been reading online that bumblefoot is usually a staph infection. Often there is a pustule that needs to be lanced. I am hoping I caught it early and won't have to do surgery! I've put them on super-booster which is a penicillin antibiotic, so it should be effective. Also giving yogurt to replace some of that good bacteria which is also destroyed by the antibiotics.
Pic #1 - a sore on the buff Orpington's toe - maybe the source of the infection?
Pic #2 - The pullet foot spa! The sore feet being soaked in hot water and epsom salts. They seemed to enjoy the warmth and didn't struggle at all.
Pic #3: You can see the swollen area on the Black Orpington's foot. There didn't seem to be any sore or scab, so I don't know where the infection entered.
Pic #4: Back in the hospital room with a thick layer of straw for comfort. They are still both favoring the sore foot, but I'm hoping they will both soon be feeling better and back on their feet!