My sweet Plymouth Rock Roo was apparently stung by a wasp in one of his feet. We were able to find and eliminate the wasp nest in the large coop, but he is now limping badly and the foot on the left side is larger than the right one. We can see a welt where he was stung, but no stinger is remaining. Is there a way to treat this? He is not showing any other symptoms of being ill or injured, but the limp is getting more pronounced each day. Our veterinarian does not treat chickens and therefore will not advise us, and I have been unable to find a vet here locally that will treat chickens.
On the bright side, it is kind of cute to see the other chickens rally around him, including our Sussex Roo. I was worried that the two Roos would not get along, but they have an acre of our 3 acre yard to roam around in and seem to get on just fine. I have noticed that only one of them crows at a time, and usually only in response to the crows of a rooster from a neighboring property or in response to a perceived threat, like the lawnmower.
Thanks in advance for any advice you can give.