So it's about 2am here and I had to get up and let the dog out to potty. Standing on the back porch I notice that one of the girls is on top of her coop rather than IN her coop. My husband is the one who took care of the birds this evening and he fed, watered, and locked them in for the night. Apparently he somehow missed one. Anyway I let the dogs do their thing and put then away and then went to retrieve Lacey off the top of the coop. That would be when I saw what I thought was a big hole in her neck. OMG! I picked her up and took her inside where I could get a better look in the light. It's not a hole. It's looks like something tried to rip her head right off and wasn't successful. The skin is pulled back right down the muscle I think on the back of her beck. It looks like muscle. I could probably put at least a quarter in the wound. I am a total newbie these are my first chickens and they are 7 months old. I took her out into my garage where I have a big tub with a hose and cleaned the wound with warm water. It had a lot of dirt in it but is not at all bloody. There looks like there is a darker area that maybe is a scab in the middle of her neck? I didn't want to mess tooooo much with it b/c I wasn't really certain what to do in the first place and I am a bit on the queasy side tonight and was afraid I'd throw up or pass out. I sprayed a spritz of colloidal silver spray that I have and use on doggie cuts and scraps on the wound and then put an antibiotic ointment on it making sure to get it all inside and under where the skin had been ripped away. I don't know what else to do. This is probably out of my league so I guess I will be calling around trying to find a vet who will treat a chicken. I don't know of any off the top of my head. I put her in a dog kennel with some clean towels and food and water. She started eating right away so I guess that's a good sign? This just looks sooooooooo awful. Is she headed for the big chicken coop in the sky? I am amazed that she allowed me to handle her. She isn't the friendliest of my birds, she's the one who doesn't generally let you pick her up. She was a good girl for this though even though she tried to peck me when I moved her to the dog kennel. I'm pretty worried about her, and am hoping some amazing expert here will have some advice. Obviously I'll try to find and get her to a vet as well. I had planned to give her away b/c we don't need as many as we have but I didn't plan on her getting eaten or anything. I feel so bad.