Im in urgent trouble with my chicken Susan. About 2 weeks ago now she developed conjunctivitis and her eyes closed up. She was the leader of the flock so the others realised she was weak and attacked. She had a severe wound on the back of her neck. They clearly had the intent of killing her. We thought she wouldn't survive but 2 weeks later and she's still here! We cleaned the wound with weak peroxide and betadine and fixed up her conjunctivitis and applied a saline type mixture everyday to the wound. we isolated her from the other chooks too. Her wound was healing up nicely and she was pecking around and eating normally.
but i was looking closely at it today and inside one of the skin flaps i found a lot of maggots! i tried to clean them out but when i moved around the flap i found more and more maggots. I couldn't see how deep in they went but i am really worried they are really deep inside her head. She is not in a good way and is displaying head bobbing/drifting movements. I don't know how or if it is possible to treat this or if it would be best to just put her out of her misery. It looks pretty awful but she doesn't seem to be displaying any sign of pain? What should i do. is it worth taking her to the vet? Thanks in advance