A week or so ago my husband bought his cousins flock and before I could stop him added them to our coop. The new birds had been somewhat neglected but from what I heard over the months prior to them being "rescued" were relatively healthy. The only losses that I heard of were from coons; none from illness. All has gone rather well though... a few rooster scuffles but nothing major. I expected much worse. One of the gals however has a bare back with bright red skin. It looks terribly painful, like a sunburn, and it looks like she has some ingrown feathers (is that even possible?). There is some loose flesh in her rump area. Should this be cut off? She also has a wound to her wing that looks infected. Sorry. The flash obscures the injury. I will try to get a better pic tomorrow. It looks like maybe there is bone protruding though. I am not sure how to treat since I don't know what happened. My husband's cousin doesn't know/care and has been little help. She's alert and doesn't seem to be in any pain until I go poking around on her. I don't know much about her other than he had her about 6 months and she was full grown when he bought her at a flea market. She has been isolated for 3 days now and has given me a nice big peachish egg every day! Whatever is wrong with her it doesn't seem to be too bad presently but I want to ward off infection and get her healthy/healthy looking. There is that unmistakable smell of infection. What do I need to do that I'm not doing? I've tried to provide as much information as possible. If I've neglected to mention something please ask. Thank you in advance for any advice/assistance you can offer! Laura 1) What type of bird , age and weight. Red Star... I think. Age unknown but is laying. Weight seems healthy. 2) What is the behavior, exactly. She's alert and doesn't seem to be in pain. 3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms? We've had her for a week or so. She was like this when we got her. 4) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma. See pics. 5) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation. We've had her for a week or so. She was like this when we got her. 6) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all. She's eating and drinking fine. I have her isolated currently. She's getting warm water with antibiotic added and a warm mash of cream of wheat, chick starter, and apple sauce. 7) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc. Poo looks normal. 8) What has been the treatment you have administered so far? I have her isolated and am giving antibiotics via water. Have been applying antibiotic ointment. 9 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet? Treat ourselves. 10) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help. 11) Describe the housing/bedding in use. Pine shavings.