Saturday night I was under the weather and my parents took care of my birds. For about a month now the birds have been behaving like their planning a coup. Before we never had problems getting them to come into the coop at night, we would call, shake the can full of oats and they would come home running. Welll for the last three weeks its been an ordeal to get them to come in at night. After 45 minutes of attempts, coherision and physically trying to get one of the hens home, she continued to refuse so they left her outside (I've done that before with no problems, for the same reasons). Well she was still alive and well the next morning so everyone assumed no harm no foul. Yesterday afternoon while I was feeding them I noticed her shoulder was weird. I picked her up. The best discription I can give is its like if someone took a really sharp knife, and ran it along the shoulder of her left wing, cutting the skin open. You know when a chicken opens up its wing- there is that patch of skin that covers the shoulder, but then when the wing is closed that same patch of skin is taut and doesnt actually rest on top of any flesh- that piece of skin. It seems to have bled a bit, and the skin dried and retracted from the flesh. I felt her crop, crest, ears and waddle and she wasnt hot. She went about her day normally, eating, drinking, sleeping, taking dust baths she just seemed a little slower and retired for the evening earlier than the others. I slathered betadine all over the wound and surrounding areas, she didnt even flinch. I don't know what else to do. She seemed just fine this morning, was taking a dust bath. What else can I do?? will I lose her to this?? I extended and felt her wing and it was just fine, not dislocated, no injuries that I could feel or see.