I have a hen(black bantam cochin-4 yrs old always been healthy except this summer I have been battling the mites on some of them) that appears to have a skin infection. It is above her tail and on her tail and on her below all that area. Like the back 1/3 of her. I believe she got it because she had mites and there was some open sores from them. Her skin is red and hard and inflamed in these areas. It is pretty inflamed in spots like on her tail area. Has anyone had any experience treating skin infections. I think she needs an antibiotc and wondering what kind. I am thinking ammoxicylin from something I read somewhere but I do not know where to get this without a prescription? Wpould peenicylin be ok? Or someone know where I can get ammoxicylin. ? Or any reference to skin infections in chickens? Thanks for reading this and hopefully I can get some advice. I really dont want to lose her.
eta(It feels like all the skin there is about 1/8-1/4 inch thick and the other parts of her body the skin is normal and thin.)
Edited by tiki244 - 10/4/11 at 8:45am