Hello all - I need the collective wisdom of BYC to decide what to do for my lavender orpington. He's a younger cockrel & the introduction to the flock didn't go so well. He was attacked by the older ladies & suffered a horrific injury to his backside. All of his feathers and most of his skin was ripped off from his tail past his vent. This has been about 6 weeks ago. The wounds have mostly healed; he remains infection free; but I fear that the sphincter is damaged. He has a constant dribble of poo which is irritating his skin. This has caused problems with the healing of the wounds - we finally found something that helps though. I made a thick ointment of "butt paste" (like you would use for a baby's diaper rash), raw honey, coconut oil, and turmeric and keep the area thickly smeared with that. 2 times a week he gets a spray down in that area to assess the skin. He can have a normal poo - one that he squats & it comes out on his command, but there is still the constant dribble. Otherwise he is healthy. I have him in my hospital crate area indoors right now. I keep going back & forth - do I put him down? Do I start transitioning him outside & hope it goes better this time? I am going to do things a little different in that regard. My fear is that the sphincter will never fully heal & he will be the victim of constant fly strike & other issues. Then again, I don't know for sure & I hate to put down such a sweet boy like him. See why I need help!! Thanks in advance for any advice you can give!