For those of you who were following my Barred Rock cockerel, Zane's progress, thought I'd let you know what's happening. We were about to go put him in his sling today when I noticed that he had a huge fluid bubble on the left hock joint. We drained it as best we could (all sorts of nasty blood and infection came out), put a cream on it that a friend who works with hawk rehab brought me, and wrapped it in vetwrap. As soon as it warms up, we're going to inject him with Pen-G for a few days to combat infection. He has previously been on Doxycycline orally at the beginning of this, but I feel he certainly needs another round after all that junk we drained from the joint. This may have been what was keeping him from making more progress, although he has done very well lately, even walking a few steps at a time. That leg we drained the fluid from is the one that has been weaker and keeping him from standing up all the way. Cross your fingers that this will knock out the infection and be a big turning point.