I was letting my chickens free range in the yard yesterday and last night when I went to lock my flock up I noticed that my hen Carmel was missing. This isn't like her, generally she's the first in the coop at the first sign of dusk. My father and I looked for her for almost and hour and we couldn't find her.
Today I continued the search, combing the woods that but up to our yard. I couldn't find a kill spot or any signs of struggle. I couldn't figure out where she had gone. Fast forward a couple of hours and my friend and I are eating dinner when she hears a chicken scream in the back yard. Thinking that a predator had come back for seconds I rushed outside only to see that my Roos Ro and Ruby had found Carmel and ousted her from the brush at the edge of the yard. I rushed over to my girl and scooped her up and while she was clearly shaken she was responsive and warm. While I was checking her for injuries I found all these feathers pulled and this gruesome injury above her right thigh. Some thing had tried to take a bite out of my girl! I don't have a vet for my clucks and I'm not sure if any of the vets around treat chickens. What can I do for my girl to clean her wound and help her heal?!
Here are pictures of her injuries.