Hi- eveyone, First I have to say thanks for all your help and you all are absolutely amazing. The info the help, Like Deb said about the community here, you all are truly appreciated. My girls seem to be coming along .....the BR (oreo) her back I keep on slathering with blue kote and balm (for the bare back injury). Now for the sexed-linked.she remains caged today and giving her the same blue kote treatment on her leg injury (caught on fencing??? Injured top portion of foot yesterday)... HER LEG HOWEVER STILL IS WARM AND OBVIOUSLY SWOLLEN. she is hobbling around in the small cage to grab some water and food today onher own (so that's good) and I'm also giving her lots of goodies (other food/ treats) to keep her strong and eating. I DO HOWEVER WANT TO START THEM ON antibiotics(ESPECIALLY THE SEX-LINKED- (leg injury) JUST TO PREVENT A HUGE PROBLEM AND WORSENING INFECTION. This will be the first time I've had to medicate any bird so ADVICE on WHAT to START with??? by mouth or injection form. What type of antibiotic (name) how much do I give them??? for how long??? and most importantly where do I get them from???? So info for the experts: They are full grown laying girls, one is a Barred rock the other is a red sex-linked. The BR has a back injury (possibly from pecking at it herself- made it open and raw) The other has a leg injury on the top of her Right foot (possibly from being caught on a fence) The leg is warm and swollen and she is Not walking on it AT ALL!!! They are both otherwise healthy with no previous medical history or complications and they both are eating and drinking. The sex-linked (Leg injury) -is confined to a cage and the BR (back injury) is running around and doin business out in the pen. I did also get an egg from them today (which I'm thinking tells me they are not under a significant amount of STRESS???)- I don't know I'm guessing here. Thanks again for any help and advice!!!!