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Thats what I needed to hear, thank you! We have her separated, we know it was due to too many roosters...dealing with that. Just not good with first aid, but if she has a chance, I’ll suck up for my Goldie girl! Thank you!Yes, she can survive. Once healed you will likely not be able to tell it happened. Do you have a rooster?
Keep it covered with the ointment, reapply several times a day as needed to keep it covered and moist. It will likely develop a thick scab which will slowly shrink from the edges in. Do keep her separate until it's healed enough so that she doesn't get pecked and make it worse. This can happen with a rough rooster, or if the bird is attacked by flockmates sometimes. I had a hen scalped very similarly by other hens, picture below was about 5 weeks later, you can't even tell it happened now.
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Thank you for your reply. We think it was one of our (two) roosters. We are trying to decide which one stays. Have exhausted external resources, now have to decide. We have a small flock of 5 girls that they tag team, one rooster has to go. They all got along as chicks, sucks when they get older and you have to choose!Maybe a predator got a hold of her. What time did you find her like this? Most predators like to attack at dusk, so maybe that's what caused it... But yes, I believe she will make it.