I have read the other articles and I gave Freddy and Coch, my 2 banty cochins foot baths and put neosporin on their feet and bandaged them. I could hardly notice it, only small scabs and hardly any swelling. This was two days ago. I now took the bandages off and it looks worse and is hot. One of Freddy's feet it looks like all the feathers where they go into his foot are inflamed (the skin not the feathers) and very reddish skin there. Coch's feet feel a little hot too. And her big toes are BIG. I havent lanced because it didn't look like it needed to be. Should I lance? Can I use a needle? And do they have to have the penicillin? How much for a 1 1/2- 2 pound banty? Is there anything that can be done because of all the feathers on their feet? It seems to be making it much more difficult. I feel bad, I didn't realize that because all the other chickens jump down that these two would get an illness because they had to jump down two feet into the coop at night. They are pretty chunky compared to the rest of them.