Hey all! One of my EE's has a scrape-wound on the top of her beak. I have been watching it for a few days and it looks to be getting flatter/deeper... as if she is rubbing the top of her beak on something excessively. Or, it could be my imagination... It hasn't looked bloody, but I noticed a tiny bit of pink/possible dried blood today. I've spent quite a bit of time watching and have not caught her messing with it at all/rubbing it on anything, nor does it look infected. The nostrils are not affected and she is breathing normally and quietly (they are below/behind the wound). It *does* seem a bit sensitive/painful to her. I have cleaned it with a wet (clean water) q-tip to check on it a few times recently and she definitely flinches if the water is cold - whereas she does not flinch if I touch next to it on the hard part of her beak. She seems to be eating and drinking, and is definitely chicken-ing around as normal, otherwise... though possibly a bit more dopey and more docile than usual (like she doesn't have the energy to fight being handled- which is not her norm, but not horribly alarming). So a couple questions: 1. Any other ideas? Anyone else seen beak grinding behavior in this location or do you think it's probably just a single injury and I'm concerned for no reason? 2. How best to mend/protect it to prevent pain or deeper tissue injury? She's being a very good girl with the q-tip cleaning/examination every day or so, so I'm confident she'd be quiet for whatever beak application is recommended.