I've been dealing for months with a wound from an abscess on one of my hen's backs. I've been cleaning it every couple of days and it just hasn't gotten much better. I gave her a round of antibiotics & I have been bathing her with antimicrobial soap. But the wound is not just a flat wound... it has many deep cavities so using q-tips to get alcohol into the cavities of the wound. This has tested my abilities to handle gross.
Now today there were maggots .
I am horrified, but I cleaned them all out and scrubbed and scrubbed. I've been bandaging her and letting her back out with the rest of the flock, but I guess now I will keep her inside. I guess I'd been lucky so far not to have gotten them. it has been months. I don't know what else to do to get this wound to heal. It's on her back and quite large.
She is a really sweet girl.
Mom to Leonberger dogs, Dorkings, Barnevelders, Bantam Chocolate orps, Silver Penciled Rock and some random layers of other breeds. Oh, and Angora Goats...how could I forget them!!!???!!!