I am already seeing an improvement with my little girl Skye. Yesterday I let the other 4 chickens out of the coop and run into the backyard and put her in there by herself. She was doing great until my dominant cockerel came running up to the fence then she started shaking like a leaf in a wind storm. I left her by herself out there for a few hours then brought her back inside after setting up a much better area for her so she can move around some. She's eating and drinking a lot better than she was when I brought her in the other day. I think she likes the more gentle hhands on she's getting. Y 2 young boys can pet her, and even hand feed her without her getting fussy. My almost 2 yr old keeps trying to pull on her feathers and she doesn't really make a sound. She's even leaning into the scratches we give her. Her neck still looks ugly but does look like it's going to heal fine as long as the other chickens don't get the chance to tear her up again. I am going to have her as the older girl in my new flock next year. Yes I'm going to keep the other 2 girls also but I'm not going to let them mingle with the new ones and Skye until she's engrained into the new flock. Then I'll add 1 of the other 2 girls at a time. I'm also thinking about getting a totally new cockerel for the flock. I'm thinking either a light or buff brahma. She's a lover I'll tell you that. I don't think shehas a mean bone in her body. She's almost as big as my inside cats so they're not even getting close except to smell her, and my dog just wants to treat her like a baby. He knows she's mine because my scent is all over her. She's accepted the changes I've made in her life without any fuss, and my husband doesn't even mind her being in because she's not loud. She makes quiet churring noises but she's not making loud cackling noises. So she's going to stay nice and comfortable until she's healed and momma to the new babies next year after I get them. Today I'm going to let her out in the front yard and see if she can find any buggies, and toss out some black oil sunflower seeds for her. Yes I'll be out there with her because my outdoor cats probably won't understand a chicken in the front yard is ok. They're all mousers, and do catch birds. They just have never gone after my chickens.