I came home tonight and found my little splash cochin ("Chicken Little") in a corner of the coop having been pecked by the other chickens with a bloody, gaping hole on the top of her tail. I read a few posts of similar situations here and have poured a solution of saline with a drop or two of tea tree oil in it over the wound (and was greatly relieved to find that she'll probably make it!). It is a hole, though, and I am afraid to pour too much on it and make it bleed more. She is in a tote with pine shavings and is eating lots and acting very glad to be away from "those mean girls", so, I'm hoping that's a good sign. Any additional advice... or confirmation I'm doing the right thing, would be greatly appreciated! Also, she had been separated for a several weeks because she went broody (or was sick for a while) and the other girls started pulling off all her tail feathers. She's the sweetest natured of them all (4 total - hens) and just will not fight back. They were hatched together and they always accepted her before that &, OBVIOUSLY, I didn't reintroduce her to the rest the proper way. I am thinking of waiting 'til spring (my original thought) when they can be out in the yard together again "like olden days" & maybe they won't notice she wasn't there before? I don't have a roosting pole thing and they always wake up & run around when I come out (we brought their coop into the garage for the winter), even at night, so there's no "slipping her in" while they're sleeping. Any suggestions? I won't do anything until she's completely healed, though... I do know that much.