I have a 4 month old chick who was attacked by a raccoon at night, but he didn't get her all the way. He just managed to bite her head and rip her skin off from the top of her head to the bottom of her neck. Only muscle that covers your skull left. All that's left is her eyes, beak and apparently enough ear to hear. This happened three nights ago. We brought her in when we noticed at 4:00 am when my husband came home from work and first washed the remaining tissue under the running water. Then I covered the wound with triple antibiotic in the tube for people. Then I tucked her into a cozy box after holding her gently and talking nicely to her. In the morning she was still alive! I made sure she had some water and some of their chick cereal. During the day she tried to preen herself but sticky feathers kept her from turning her head so I cut them back. By the end of the day she flew up onto a kitchen chair to check out the room. In the last two days I have removed maggots twice. She seems OK and the muscle tissue has hardened over preparing to get skin to grow over it, but I think she may still die from infection. I haven't gotten oral antibiotics from my vet. I put more triple antibiotic on the hardened tissue last night. What is the hardened exposed muscle tissue called? Does antibiotic in the tube absorb into the injured tissue and enter the blood stream? What else should I be doing or expecting?