Hi! I posted about a week ago about our Silkie hen Betty Bob. She had lost weight and was infested with Scaly Leg Mites. We assumed she has wry neck due to a vitamin defieciency or head injury. She has done really well in the house and seems to have put in a bit of weight already. She has still insisted on tucking her head under and seems really weak. She is very interested in eating and drinking when prompted. However tonight I discovered a wound on her neck. I thought her face felt really warm over the last few days but I chalked it up to keeping it tucked under her. She also has been a very messy eater so I didn't think anything of the crusty feathers on her neck and chest. Tonight though I noticed her face was puffy and under her chin seemed swollen. So I inspected closely and found a gash on her neck that has obviously been there for a little while now. It looks infected although there's no puss coming out of it. She has been scratching at her neck and trying to peck at it as well(I thought she was trying to clean her food off her). She's still alert and wanting to eat. She was even talking to me tonight a bit while I sat with her in our bathroom where she currently is residing. I just don't want to prolong any agony or disrespect her but I feel like she hasn't given up so I can't either. After all that here is my question. Should I take her to the vet? Can I give her antibiotics myself from Tractor Supply? What do I do about wound care? We just can't lose our sons best friend. And I literally mean Our Sons Best Friend! We have worked tirelessly for the last week to keep her alive and ensure our son will have his Betty Bob to tote around in his tractor and swing with! Thank you to anyone who helps!! I love this chicken community!