Some idiot dropped a feral cat into my neighborhood apparently. I've been working on trapping it, though. Since the feral is VERY wild he gets into fights a lot. His latest conquests are my cat and my next door neighbor's pet chicken he won at school. His parents think the chick is just a 'dumb animal that's going to be eaten anyway' so they don't want to pay for a vet. Since I'm kind of the medical guru in the area (My cats get into scraps a lot) I offered to help out how I can. From what I can gather, a few days ago he found a small scab on his chicken. It wasn't tender to the touch, so he left it alone. A few days later the scab peeled off, revealing a nasty wound. It apparently had about a teaspoon of pus inside it, which burst out with a horrible smell. After cleaning it off he says there was a perfect hole of a cat fang. No swelling, no redness. "Like someone stuck a fang in Jello" type deal, so says he. Within five hours it had swelled up, was oozing pus, and looked angry. It's been two days and he showed it to me after I mentioned I'm dealing with THE SAME THING on my cat. I gotta tell you, they're the spitting image of each other. Mine is just on a cat's head, not a chicken's side. I'm okay with shallow wounds on animals, but this thing is DEEP. The cat must've sunk his fang in the entire way. This thing also looks very angry. I've no idea how to treat this on a cat, nevermind a chicken! It's still very swollen, red, oozing pus, and stinks. It's on his flank. I can *try* to get pictures, but his chicken is not a friendly thing and I value my blood too much to share with a vampire chick. How on earth do you treat such a deep wound in a chicken? Do I clean it? Tape it over? Leave it open? I have a basic first aid kit on hand for my cats, and I can buy a few cheap things if needed. The government shutdown hit my household hard, but I'd like to see if I can help his chicken if I can. Especially since I'm going to end up doing the same thing with my cat.