When I re-introduced Gypsy and her chicks back into the flock, Maggie and Mammy both went after her. I saw that Gypsy's comb was bloodied and that she had some peck marks on her head and earlobes. But, what really concerns me is that the inside of her mouth is pussy. And she is having difficulty eating and drinking and wheezes. When I held her I noticed a putrid smell around her head. I separated Gypsy and the chicks right away, but yesterday Mammy got in there and went to town on Gypsy. I moved the tractor they were in over so its in the middle of things. Gypsy has quit her chicks who are 4-5 weeks old. I gave her sulmet as its the only antibiotic I had on hand and some vitamins. I am alone so it would be difficult to take a pic of the inside of her mouth. Its on the top of the inside of her mouth and appears to be draining out. Is it possible that a very bad peck to the side of her head would cause this? Or do you think she tried to eat a bee or a wasp? The flock is leaving the chicks alone, and only went after Gypsy. What did I do wrong in having a broody that the re-entry was so horrible? She does want to eat and drink even though its hard for her and she has to do so slowly. She tires easily. She did go around foraging. Tonight she got up and is sleeping where she slept before her chicks. No one gave her a hard time about that. The other hens seem to be leaving her alone today.