About 1.5 weeks ago we had to do "surgery" on one of our chicken's feet because she had bumblefoot. We followed the directions on this and other sites and it seemed to go fine. Since then, we have been redressing her foot each day, first soaking in an epsom salt bath and then applying the new bandage with neosporin. I would have thought that by now she'd be okay, but she's not. She is still limping and today when I took off her bandage I noticed that although the cut from the surgery is healing well, her foot seems swollen again - could she have more pus inside? I really hope we don't have to do the surgery again?!?
If anyone has any suggestions, I'd appreciate it. We haven't given her any oral antibiotics. I don't even know if I can get any - I live in NY and I wouldn't be surprised if antibiotics are not readily available for just anyone ... we may have to see a vet to get them prescribed. But I can find out.
"Hickety pickety, my black hen, she lays eggs for gentlemen.
Gentlemen come every day to see what my black hen doth lay!" - Mother Goose