I need help in treating my three year old silver laced Wyandotte. She was acting sluggish yesterday and puffing her feathers out and standing on one leg. Her legs looked scaly and black so I thought she might have scaly leg mites. I put her in n Epsom salt bath and washed her legs and put Vaseline on them. I also gave her some bread soaked in silver shield to boost here immune system.. I toke her back outside and when I sat her on the ground I saw what I now know was maggots falling out of her back side. I first thought they were worms so I spent the eveing trying to figure out what kind and what to do. I finally ran across an article about fly-strike and maggots.
This morning I put her in an Epsom salt bath and washed her backside. The maggots were gone but several feathers fell out in the process. Here is a picture of what she looked like when I cleaned her up. I don't know if she has fly-strike or if this is something else.
I have isolated her in the hospital cage for now. Any suggestions on what may be wrong and what I should do to help her. We do not have any vets locally that will treat chickens so I am on my own here.