I just discovered that my oldest hen friend has what appears to be bumble foot. I've looked in my books and checked out some threads on here and they all seem to say the same...I need to soak, pull plug, squeeze out infection, soak, apply triple antibiotic ointment, wrap, repeat...a few times a day. Folks, I am a stay home mom of a three year old and I'm not sure I can give this kind of time and attention for this treatment right now =( Can I use an ingestible antibiotic or some other form of less "labor" intensive method? I'm also very concerned about bringing a staph infection into my home. More info: The swelling is small and soft; not yet hardened. I do see a little black plug on the bottom The hen is walking, eating, and drinking fine. Any advice appreciated!