Last weekend, one of my hens broke part of the top half of her beak off. I think she got it caught in the hardware cloth. As soon as I noticed, I isolated her in our "hospital" coop so the others wouldn't peck at her red, bleeding wound.
She's mending up well, but now, whenever I try to reintroduce her to the flock, they all attack her. Pretty badly! They did a number on her comb and looked like they would have ripped part of it right off if I hadn't intervened.
I could really use some advice! Do I just let them sort it out themselves? What if they kill her? She seems scared of them and runs away when they all get together, but if she so much as walks past them, they attack.
I've tried letting them be close to each other, separated by the fencing, which is OK, but once they're all reunited, it starts back up again. Before she was hurt, they all got along just fine and never fought. I couldn't really tell the pecking order before because they were all so chummy.
What do you suggest? Thanks!