I had an unfortunate accident with one of my chickens. There have been many predators afoot lately and one got into the coop. My boyfriend and I set a leg trap (no teeth/spikes). Sadly, I was in a rush 2 days ago and had gone in the coop, the girls came out of the pen, and one of my girls got caught by the leg trap. Horrible!!!!! I opened the trap and she slipped her leg out. I took her inside and bandaged the leg and put her in a cage overnight in the house where it was warm (it's been about 10 degrees where I am right now outside). The following day, after the bleeding had stopped, I removed the bandage, cleansed the leg with water and "no drip" peroxide, and re-bandaged it with sterile gauze. I made a splint out of a piece of foam from a foam cooler lid and taped the splint from joint to joint. I also gave her aspirin with apples and she seemed worlds better within a few hours. I am keeping her in the cage inside for now with food and water and the splint in place. My concern is that infection will spread she will become septic. Her leg is limp, and her foot is about 4 times the size it should be. How long should I keep the bandage and splint and how will I know if the leg should be amputated to avoid sepsis? Thanks for any help you can provide!