I have a hen that my rooster cut her head and pecked her head and neck really bad. I have had her in a cage in my screened in porch. Her head is dry, hard, painted with Blue Kote. I gave her antibiotics for a week, neosporin for her wounds and hand fed her until she started eating again. I have been taking her up to "visit" with the other hens and just shutting the rooster out so she would still be part of the flock and the other hens don't bother her - but she is definately at the bottom of the pecking order. Here's my question. Do I keep her separated until she regrows feathers on her head (and how long would that take)? I have tried to get rid of my rooster, but noone wants him... Will she ever be able to go back in with the other chickens and not be picked on? I'm afraid she of the roo will have to go and am really not sure which one should go. The roo is no problem for the other hens - but she is a really sweet hen who's had a hard time.