Any help is appreciated and thank you.
Edited by Don Corius - 10/23/15 at 5:08pm
Do you have any antibiotics on hand? Aspirin may help with pain and inflammation. 1/2 of 325 mg tablet/day (1/4 tablet 2x/day) https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/medicine-chart. There is also a medicine chart on here somewhere. I think on homepage on the right hand side.
How's she doing? I was also thinking the broken leg poking out, but a swollen puncture could explain it. If it's a puncture, you should be able to see an entry point. If you do, flush it with some warm water with an eye dropper or an oral medicine syringe, then put some antibiotic ointment in and around it.
Re antibiotics, frankly, I've been using up all the antibiotic odds and ends from the medicine cabinet. We had some that caused a reaction leading to a different Rx, some prescribed for my daughter to take on a foreign trip in case of food poisoning, etc. Look on the medicine lists to see if anything you have on hand would work. I've been using Ciprofloxacin to good effect for non-respiratory infections. For my regular size hens, I found that 1/4 tablet 2x/day was the dose that worked. Used a pill cutter, and popped to the back of the mouth and they swallow it. There are several antibiotics at farm supply stores, but I've found most of them are for respiratory infections. I've begun purchasing some from online for the future. You look for "fish biotics". There's one that ships meds for free, although I can't find it right now. It's a survival website. Got to keep your fish healthy when the world ends, I guess. You can also pop the aspirin in their mouth. For something that can't be easily cut to size, or is in a capsule, you can dissolve it in water, then give them the correct amount with a one ml syringe. For example, before I realized I could pop the tablets in the mouth, I would dissolve a 500 mg Cipro in 1 ml H2O, giving me 50 mg/ 0.1 ml. So, if she needs 125 mg, I would give her 0.22 ml of the mixture. Which was a relief, because that stuff tastes awful and she fought.