We have been absent from our chickens for 2 days and have just discovered one of our 2 m/o New Hampshire Reds has what appears to be a hole in the top of her head, with dried blood around it. Also,the right ear seems to be infected (it is greenish, black, and slightly swollen). She seems to be fine, eating and drinking and walking around. I can't imagine how this can be ....seeing this hole, though it is small! These chicks have been integrated in with our older heads for a few weeks now, so I am just guessing it is from a hard peck on the head? Can I put peroxide on these wounds, or something else? Anything else I can do to help her? My kids are worried about this sweet chick, and want to take it to the vet.......um, I would like to avoid this....!