My 6 mo. hen has a very large open wound that is approx. 3 - 4" across "square" on her "hind quarter" behind her wing and it is all the way to what I think would be the pelvic bone and then down to her underside there is only what seems to be a very thin membrane holding her intestines in. I cleaned the wound with hydrogen peroxide, iodine and put on neosporin two days ago the night I found her. Today I took her to the vet who gave a shot of antibiotics. He told me to wash it several times a day with a mild soap and to not put more ointment on it. This seems contrary to what I've been reading here on the forum. There is also signs of green in the white unscathed areas around the wound. I know this is not good. Can the Baytril shot take care of this infection or is it just bound to get worse? Do I need to have the vet keep giving me more of the antibiotic until the wound is healed? How do you know when to stop administering it? My guess is that you would have to administer until healed or infection could set in otherwise? I just don't feel real comfortable with the doctors instructions. I just am not understanding of how skin is going to grow over such a large area of bear bone. He said suturing or stitching was out of the question due to the wound being too old and the skin being so thin that it could not be done. I just hope that I'm not a fool believing this will heal. I am so emotionally drained already. Does anyone have a similar story where there chicken made it through something like this? Oh and let me not forget to mention that the hen, Smokey, is amazingly doing well considering her condition! She is still eating and drinking (lots of protein with her crumble) and even likes to preen herself still. She is such a good girl and handles all my care well. This is just unbelievably trying. Please help if you can. I will try to get a picture later, she is sleeping now.