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Rain and Bumble foot?

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Hi! We have had a bunch of rain...and still have more to come. Saw a hen limping today and found she has at least an infected cut, at most, bumble foot. I am thinking of putting antibiotic ointment on it and wrapping it up. Then doing any necessary surgery after all the rain is done as there is no way I can keep it dry. I have not dealt with this before and would just treat if conditions weren't so wet. Any thoughts for me? Thanks!
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Ok, we decided to bring her in and get started. Upon closer inspection, it seems to be a fairly recent cut, but infected. We soaked it for a bit and then put triple antibiotic on it and wrapped. She is now settled down in a dog crate in the house to keep it dry.
Now... Found out that the infected cut is not on the foot she is favoring. The only sign of injury I can see is something that may be a bruise on a toe. I will try to post pics tomorrow to see if anyone can see something I am missing. Thanks again!
Oh, she is a 1 1/2 year old barred rock. They have a 6x9 coop and a 50x50 run covered with a net. Run has electric fence outside. There is grass and weeds in the run, but it is pretty muddy right now.
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So I gave her a bath today to try and clean up her feet and her bum was a little yucky. Her cut foot looks some better, re wrapped that and examined the other foot. I could not find a thing except for the dark spot I mentioned before. Didn't feel anything and she didn't seem to mind me messing with it, however, she did mostly keep it pulled to her body.
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See pics....

Thank you for any advise!
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