Yesterday was a day of firsts - our first egg! and our first injury. My Barred Rock, Kardashian (she's pretty but not too bright, even for a chicken) snuck into the neighbor's yard and was attacked by a smallish dog. The left wing is a bit bloody and there is a nasty puncture/bite wound on her right rear. I cleaned it up as best as I could with saline and isolated her from the other chickens. She was freaking out not being near her buddies so when night came I let her back in the coop and she went straight to bed. This morning I let the beasties out and kept her inside the coop. After I do some wound care this morning I'm going to put her into a separate little pen I setup yesterday. She seems to be walking, eating and drinking just fine. A friend who is a vet tech came by and checked her out. He sent some pics to a bird doc who says that she needs surgery to fix the wound since it punctured into the muscle and fat. That isn't going to happen. Sorry, but soup before surgery. I'm planning on keeping the wound as clean as possible, applying antibiotics as needed, and hoping for a clean healing process. After much reading I've decided to use Blu-Kote if I can find someone who carries it in my area (Southern California). She freaks out way too much so I want to be able to get her back into the flock ASAP. The major wound is hidden by her feathers, but the wing isn't. Basically, I'm looking to see if I'm on the right track with this. I'm also wondering if it is OK to put her back in with the other ladies or if I should keep her isolated and for how long? Advice and reassurances are welcome!