Hi everyone. I am new here and found this forum while looking for help for my new rooster. I run a horse and donkey rescue in north Georgia and that also means that people tend to dump any kind of animal on me (usually cats). I have one friendly rooster here now. Anyway, this new guy appeared in my donkey pasture last week. I was unable to get close enough to him to catch him and bring him to the barn. He eventually got outside the fence and was hanging out near the road. Some construction guys working out there helped me finally catch him yesterday and I brought him to the barn. His wing is "off." By that I mean he often lets it hang down dragging the ground. But then again, he sometimes holds it normally. He also has sores on his face and his eyes have injuries and pus in them. I am assuming he was used for fighting as he is also missing his comb. Bear with me because although I adore chickens I sadly lack very much knowledge about them. Currently, I have him in a large cage because he seems so weak that I don't want to turn him loose in the barnyard. He drank tons and tons of water and wants to eat but seems to have trouble finding his food. So that all brings me to my question - can I treat his eye infection with triple antibiotic ointment? I have perscription ointment from the vet since I often get rescue horses with eye infections. He is friendly enough and I think I could get a gob of it on the eye. Is there anything I can do for his general yucky health and help him feel better? Can you give a chicken any kind of antibiotics? Any help would be great - I'd love to help the little guy pull through. Thanks in advance! I'm going to try and include photos of him. Trust me, this cage is huge, it's just not very tall. I don't plan to leave him there long but I didn't plan on his arrival and have to figure out more permanent housing for him!