One of my sweet Red Stars suffered a dog attack (dog followed young girl making a fundraiser delivery -- not one from the neighborhood). She was badly ripped from shoulder to shoulder, required numerous stitches and lost a large patch of feathers on her back. Vet said 10 days separated from flock. But at the end of that time frame, she will still be missing a 3-inch square patch of feathers on her back with forecasted temps to be falling to upper 20s. Her "hospital room" is a 3-foot x 2-foot x 2-foot high animal cage from a local pet store. Four days after stitching and starting on antibiotic injections, she is feeling better and spends quite a bit of time standing. Still limps, hasn't started scratching in the pine shavings nor, of course, has she laid an egg. I know she's still very sore. My questions: With an unheated coop (it's a really big one with lots of room for more chickens) and a freshly-healed wound, I don't want to return her to the coop until feathers are coming back. If I keep her in our heated garage for a few more weeks, should I make a bigger enclosure to allow her room to move around? Any suggestions on how and when to make the transition back to the coop and her sisters? Thanks Chicken Lovers!