I have a silkie hen (~36 weeks) that had fowl pox, but the pox areas around her eyes turned into bacteria infections thanks to her scratching and red mites. The mites are gone (and I continue to treat and monitor her for mites). I took her to the vet (avian) and he gave me some neomycin ointment to apply twice a day. I have done this for almost 2 weeks now with no huge improvement. I have also been giving her prescribed antibiotic liquid (via mouth)...sorry, can't remember the name offhand...which she finished off yesterday. I just bought some Terramycin and started using that instead of the vet-prescribed ointment almost 3 full days ago. I use gauze and soak diluted Bactroban at least once a day. Nothing seems to be working. She looks terrible but is otherwise acting normal. I really don't want to lose this hen, but I do understand at some point I'll have to make that decision. She's in a cage in my laundry room in quarrantine from my other chickens. She's been there for 2 weeks. Does anyone else have experiences with bacteria infections around the eye (e.g., how long they last, how to know if it is getting better, how long before I see any possible improvement at all, etc.)? Anything else that anyone can suggest????