I had to take one of my hens into the vet today because her eye area was all swollen. I had seen her, a White-faced Black Spanish, going at it with my little silver Leghorn hen. Then I noticed the eye. The vet ended up putting two stitches in because she had a pretty good cut in her eyelid. She also had a pretty good cut on her wattle. Looks like the eye itself will be okay. This is the first injury I have had like this. These guys are about 7 months old now and have grown up together. I have seen them have their squabbles, but geesh! Is it common for chickens to chomp each other up like this? What should I have in a first aid kit. I don't think I can afford to be taking them in for suturing all the time. Not sure what the total bill is on this one yet (I pretty much pay on my vet bill bi-weekly, with all my pets - argh).