After taking some excellent advice re my chickens swollen inflamed foot I operated to remove the small bumblefoot scab. There was no core of puss/infection. But now it's now 10 days later and the foot has healed but her foot is still swollen (there is no swellinging in the lower or upper leg) and she will not put it down. She's learned to use her wings for balance and hops, but most of the time she will not move our of the layer box. Her diarrhea has gone and she is eating a small amount and drinking. She shows signs of stress - often breathing with her beak open (as you would see on a very hot day). I have been giving her a liquid vitamin C in a syringe to fight any general infection. She's so adorable and responsive. I wonder if it is something else altogether!!! Maybe her foot is fractured? Who knows? What to do? It is too much money to have a consult with the local vet. Maybe it is time to put her to sleep. Anybody got any ideas?