I am new to chicken ownership and discovered that one of my Rhode Island Reds has bumblefoot. After reading a ton of information about it on this forum, I was able to do some chicken foot surgery on her last week. That went well, but I am now confused about whether to use antibiotics. Some posts say to not use them, others say to only use injectable, while others say to put them in the drinking water. Also found the discussions about pros and cons of different antiobiotics to be confusing - Baytril vs. Penicillin, etc. Is there a definitive source I should consult, or some expert I could call to ask about whether to use antibiotics or not? And if so, what type and how I should administer?? I am actually more nervous about the drugs than I was about the surgery. I keep reading everything I can find related to Bumblefoot in Chickens and it gets overwhelming with all the conflicting information on how to treat it. Affected Chicken Details: Nugget, a Rhode Island Red Left foot, small scab on bottom and large bubble between toes - cutting from the top, I was able to extract a decent sized plug. Used vetwrap, gauze and neosporin. One week later the foot is still swollen and warm. I pulled off the scab today but when I tried to get out more infection, the blood seemed thick and wound did not bleed freely.