Hi everyone, Just wanted to say THANKS to those who helped me out with my hen Rachel both by responding to my posts and by answering other posts with similar questions (searching this site got me soooo much great info). Long story short, my 1-yr old Sussex hen Rachel suffered a major wound from a dog on her back. One side had a large abrasion that removed feathers and basically looked like a big brush-burn. The other side had a large wound that left her with approx 3" area without skin, and the skin sort of opened up towards the front of her body and the back, making it like two puncture wounds. They were at least 2" deep, like the skin had lifted up from the underlying muscle. Towards the back, the skin looked bad, and actually most of it died. She had a small number of maggots we were able to remove. We had her to the vet because I was afraid the dead skin was gangrene (trust me, it was gross). It wasn't. In treatment, we used dilute peroxide, dilute betadine, neosporin, silver-sulfadiazine cream (recommended by the vet), and oral antibiotic Baytril (crushed, in yogurt, from the vet). We were unable to effectively bandage it, and ended up with a chicken saddle for her. It's been 2 weeks and she's doing great. Below are pictures of both sides (a bit blurry), but you can see the extent of the wounds and the healing. I wanted to share these so people could see how well she has healed and what they might expect after a similar injury. She's already getting feathers back on the abraded side!!