My question up front: Can I give my hen Doxycycline? I have some on hand. Background: We found one of our Lavender Orpington hens yesterday afternoon with some gashes on her side and back (along with a patch of feathers on her back missing). We are pretty sure it was a hawk attack. Three of the gashes are about 1" long, and one is about 2 1/2" long. The gashes are about 1/4" wide or so. A human would get stitches. 1. We've separated her and have her inside in a cozy dog kennel. 2. She is acting completely normal, like nothing is wrong. She has a good appetite and is drinking well. She has good body language. She is still the same this morning. 3. We put neosporin (no pain relief) into the gashes last night and this morning. They look okay so far, and don't smell or look like they are infected. Probably too soon for that? They are still gaping open. 4. I have 100mg capsules of Doxycycline on hand. They can be opened up and the powder put on something yummy or in her water. Can I give this to her to help prevent infection? How much and how often? Or should I not give her this antibiotic, and just keep with the neosporin? 5. If I should NOT give her Doxycycline, I can make a trip to Rural King. And what should I buy (Tylan?) and how much dosage? Thanks in advance for any advice. I've tried looking through previous forums, but could only find spotty info on doxycycline.