Hi, I am new to this forum, I just joined today. I have been keeping chickens in Honolulu for about 4 years now and I have grown very fond of my hens. I have 14 Rhode Island Red/Leghorn crosses that are just beginning to lay. I noticed one a couple of days ago lying in a funny position so I picked her up to examine her. She has an injured foot which is swollen and quite warm. I have no idea how she hurt her foot but there is a good sized flesh wound on the foot as well as several smaller wounds all the way up her leg. She did not want to eat with the others and was favoring the injured foot and was low energy. I cleaned off the wound and put a topical antibiotic and cortisone cream on it. I also put her in a clean cage by herself up on the porch and she has been eating. Last night I went to check on her and put more topical antibiotic and cortisone. I noticed a greenish color has developed under the skin on her foot. Today I did the same treatment and she seems to be improving. She has a bit more energy than yesterday and has been using her injured foot more. But the green color under the skin has made a line up her leg. Could this be blood poisoning and if it is, what should I do? Does she need to be on an oral antibiotic? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!