Hi Everyone, This is my first post on this wonderful web page. I need a bit of help.... My hen Ingrid recovered from rat bait poisoning and then was the subject of bullying. There was only a little peck and I cleaned it up and applied purple spray. All seemed well, the girls were getting along until I awoke to a bloody mess in the chicken coop! It seems that Ingrid picked her own feathers and made them bleed. The wound is under the base of the wing. On vet's advice, I waited for a couple of days before I bathed the area. It's been about a week, and Ingrid is a bit sick of her 'bucket collar'! I had a look at the feathers tonight, and found that lots of them are stripped of their 'fluffy bits' and some are stuck together. They look very damaged/matted, and look beyond repair. Should I cut them off above the damaged area? They don't appear to be blood feathers. Is there another easier way to detangle matted feathers? Any help is greatly appreciated!