It was horrible. First, I usually keep the two ducks separate, but they ran into the chicken coop/pen last night, and didn't want to come back out. I didn't see any harm. I checked in the morning, everything looked to be ok. Went back an hour later, to let everyone out to free-range, and I seen a chicken pecking Bucky's back. I, at first, thought she was eating something off his back. Lice? Crumbs?? Then, he turned sideways and I thought i'd faint!!! They were EATING him alive, literally!!!! Most of his back is skinned, he has two VERY deep (can see bone) wounds. Then, one of his eyes looks a like glazed, and he has a couple small bites marks on his neck! First.....has ANYONE ever seen an animal (duck, chicken, anything) live through something like this? And then, what do I do to clean and treat this wound, without getting anything IN his body cavity? He is eating, drinking and acting normal.......i've never seen anything like this in my life. And.. Are all chickens like this? My temptation is to turn that one particular chicken into pet food, and get rid of the rest. If I were to keep these monsters, can I *ever* trust them with my ducks? My younger chickens, once they grow up? My cats???