I didn't expect to be posting back here so soon, but here I am.
Monday evening, the chickens decided they'd like to roost on top of the swing set rather than go to bed, and I vowed to do something about this problem the following night and let them stay. Of course 5am rolls around, and I woke up to chicken screaming.
Long story short, all the birds made it, but one is hurt. She has about a quarter sized spot of exposed muscle on either side of her head. it's not bloody or dirty at all. clearly, this owl was trying to take her head off. Yikes.
I left her completely alone that first day because I didn't see anything too disturbing and I didn't want to stress her. Tonight I took her inside and put Neosporin on the areas and she is sleeping indoors. I think it might be something that could be stitched, but it I don't know if it's better to leave it be. It's also not something I have ever done before. She is eating and drinking and mostly acting normal. The tips of her comb are a little dark, which bothers me and is why I brought her inside tonight. I also gave her some leftover oral antinflammitory from our other chicken's problem (which I should go find and update!)
Thoughts? The comb has me worried...