As a first time chicken owner, this is my first encounter with bumblefoot. I know at least one hen in my flock has it. I’ve scoured youtube videos and the backyard chicken forum and have a good handle on treatment options…but really? Is it that labor/time intensive? Not to sound callous (and the reason I’m posting here and not backyard chickens) is I don’t have the time or energy to dedicate to nightly (assuming it’d be way easier after they roost) soaking and wrapping of an uncooperative chicken’s foot. Hoof abscesses are bad enough, but at least my horses behave during treatment
It seems like it HAS to be treated, so please tell me there’s an easier way? My chickens are friendly enough in the sense they run up to me for treats, but don’t let me touch them or hold them without throwing a fit…this just sounds like a nightmare to treat. Advice?