My favorite chicken has a swollen round foot pad. No redness, no scab, but is very hot to touch and she limps and doesn't like to stand on it. I looked at her foot like two weeks ago and i didn't see anything until today when I looked again because she was limping again. They are free range like they walk to everyones homes on the country road i live on and are welcomed at everyones place. I do not have a vet for chickens nor do I have the cash right this minute in week when I get paid as long as it isn't like five hundred bucks I can take her. What do I do with her now? She eats drinks and is happy always walking around everywhere. She is not depressed or anything. nOthing has changed other than her right foot pad and she is holding it up when standing still for too long. I have essential oils coming out of my ears because I sale doTerra so I am not sure if i could put like oregano or lavender or melaleuca or anything on it for natural antibacterial. I have dried herbs too lavender, basil, sage, oregano. I cut out some foam to make her a shoe. How do i fix her. I am a mom of three little girls and i can fix everything it seems like with home remedies so when i don't know what to do I panic and i start crying. I am crying right now. I have a cream i used on my cat because she got attacked by an opossum and its called Gentizol ( Gentamicin sulfate, betamethasone Valerate, Clotrimazole) but I am not sure if that is safe for my chickens.