Ive been getting info from this forum for years & finally decided I needed to join. I hate that the first post I do is for an injury. Its not quite chicken related, but here it goes . I decided to add a little flair to my flock & purchased peafowl eggs for my silkies to hatch out. They hatched on wed & thursday I pulled them out of the nest to make sure they got a drink. Momma hen followed & everything seemed fine so I left them alone. When I checked on them an hour later the other hens were attacking them, I guess because they were different. Two of the chicks were just a little roughed up, but the 3rd was badly injured. They skinned him from the front of his back leg to under his breast. You can actually see part of the breast meat. They picked at & came close to rupturing his abdomen & he about lost an eye. I cleaned him up & put antibacterial cream on his wounds & wrapped gauze around him. I did not think he would live through the night. Its Sunday & he is a little slow moving but he seems to be recovering his eye & his abdomen look much better. Im still concerned he might have internal injuries but I think that would have killed him by now. I have never had any chick injured this bad - much less one that survived them. Here are my questions. Will the injured part heal over with no skin? What about the exposed breast meat? Is antibacterial cream the best stuff I can use for him? Ive been keeping the skinned part covered with gauze but should it be allowed to dry out? By the way they are all 3 house pets for now!