Hi everyone and my fellow chicken lovers! What an awful week, we lost our sweet little banty rooster last week and now my big boy, Arthur, has a swollen face and a lump with weird opening near his beak. I think my banty, Cap'n Jack either had heart failure or may have had a respiratory infection. I want to get Art's issue under control so he doesn't end up next to Cap'n Jack under the rose bush. I called the vet w/ his symptoms and asked which antibiotic at the farm supply I should get. the vet she said to use visine on the eye and an antibiotic cream on his sore. If no improvement, bring him in. She didn't address which antibiotic to get. I understand they need him to come in to make their $, but I am reluctant to take him in due to cost. This summer a rash on his wing cost me $85. I think I can treat him at home. farm supply is out of the small bag of Duramycin-10. Are there any other recommendations? Art is a 5-6 year old leghorn, I have a small backyard flock of 8 now, mix breeds. They have a dry ventilated coop and get greens, organic feed, store bought layer pellets, scratch and leftovers everyday. Today I put VetRx on his beak, a few drops in his mouth and massaged some in his comb. I put some antibiotic on his sore. Any input is appreciated!! Good side for comparison. The red tint in background is from a heat lamp. View from front, see how the right side stands out? the swelling is soft, and the sore kind of dents in and there is kind of hole in the middle. It does have antibiotic on it.