I noticed my poor MingMei was standing on one foot a lot. Last night i picked her up to check and i noticed one of her joints in her foot is swollen and has a yellow looking scab in the middle. It looks full of puss and she appears to be in a lot of pain. I then noticed a smaller scab on the same joint of her other foot. I have her in the tub right now soaking. I was told i could sterilize a sewing needle and open it up. Drian the puss and clean it out with some peroxide on a cotton ball, then bandage it up. So is this a good route to go? My vet couldn't see her today, but said she could come in tomorrow... But she's in so much pain and i'm worried abut her getting "Bumblefoot" where the infection spreads to the bone. So i have a few questions- 1.) Can I Put some oreljel (or something similar) on it to numb her foot before i cut it? 2.) Is peroxide okay? 3.) How do you banage a duck's foot without her kicking the bandage off? (My other duck had a cut on his foot once and her kept knocking the bandages off) Is it okay to use something sticky, like a bandaid, rather than gauze? I know this is a duck and techincally this is a chicken topic, but i couldn't seem to get as much help in the waterfowl topic. I was hoping that someone with a chicken who's had this probem might be able to help. I have no clue how she got this infection... Most on BYC know me as that crazy lady who's ducks live inside (And they do, they have an indoor pen and spend most of their time wandering the house, rtaher than outside). She walks on shavngs or carpet most of the day. or shes walking on grass. She gets a bath in the tub every day, and her main pen is maintained. It's like she's got precious little princess feet that are delicate and get hurt upon walking. lol. Anyone who can help would be appreciated!