One of my Jersey Giant hens (6 mos old) was crouched in the corner of the run this morning. DH went to go check on her and she is limping badly on her left leg. Her left knee (?...where the lower leg meets the thigh) is a little swollen (but no cuts, etc) and we are assuming it may be an impact injury from jumping off the roost. We brought her in the house (put her in the dog kennel) and left for work. Well, while sitting on the couch this evening and petting her I noticed a wound under her left wing. It is an older wound and characteristic of a mounting injury from the roo. The wound tore a large about of skin open (probably a good 2"x3") and the skin flap is dry and crusty. The open wound is scabbed over with dirt on it and appears to be several days old...maybe even a week. (She never showed sign and does not have any missing feathers). There are NO maggots, no swelling or redness and no odor, so I am thinking there is no infection. I used full-strength peroxide to bubble the dirt out and immediately rinsed it with dilute iodine (in water) and packed it with neosporin. There is still dirt on top of the scab (dried into it), but unless I pull her scab, there is no way to get it off. I got as much loose dirt as possible. I am fine with treating it (I've still going through this with another bird), but with it being an old wound, should I put her on an antibiotic? Normally, if I catch it early, I won't use antibiotics, but this is obviously a bit different. We have Aureomycin on hand. Also, her leg injury appears to be completely unrelated to her wound. She will barely walk on her leg (though will stand on it just fine and limp if needed). We think that maybe she jumped from the roost, but didn't flap her wing as much ('cause the injury) and landed hard on her leg. Please share your thoughts. Thanks!