I went into the coop today to do some raking and there was one of my cuckoo Marans on the roost. I thought that was unusual, since everyone else was out free ranging and had been since early this morning, but I thought maybe she was just resting. I accidentally knocked the roost she was sitting on with the rake handle, startling her. She ran to the other roost, but I noticed she was moving strangely. I took a closer look and saw a huge gash on her left side, underneath her wing. I mean, this thing is deep and is probably a mating injury- it's exactly where a roo would injure a hen in that way. The thing is, she has obviously had this injury for at least a couple of days, because it is just caked with dirt. Maybe even longer than that. I see no blood at all, no pus, there's no bad smell indicating it's infected. My husband held her while I got out my small bottle of saline wound wash and tried to squirt out the dirt, but that little bottle didn't last long. I didn't have enough kosher salt to make any more, so we did what we could, squirted it with betadine, patted her as dry as we could with gauze pads, and brought her into the house in our hospital cage. She has drunk some water but won't eat (can't say that I blame her). I went tonight and bought more saline wash and kosher salt so I can make my own and more neosporin w/o pain relief so we have plenty on hand. Tomorrow we'll attempt to clean the wound better and I'll go to TSC and get either terramycin or aureomycin- I can't imagine that it's not infected. I'll cook her some egg in the a.m. and see if she is interested. Is there anything else I should do? We want to give her a chance, but I don't want to prolong any misery for her. I feel so utterly horrible for not noticing her injury sooner. We do have a vet nearby who will see chickens, but of course it's the weekend, and I want to see what we can do for her here first.