A week ago I wrote about my egg producing Henny penny being thrashed in the head, comb and wattle by the Aracauna rooster. I brought she and her hen friend to the barn and put them in a stall to separate them from the other 8 chickens until Henny is completely healed. I did however put Henny in a cage just in case her pal has a change of heart and decides to start pecking at her. Now for my concern.....I'm wondering if chickens will regenerate feathers after such damage. She has NO feathers on her head. Completely bald! She is scabbed and I have been putting antibiotic on her head, comb and wattle to keep them a little soft. Weather has been in the low 40's at night so I keep a light on for her and of course the other hen reaps the warmth as well. Does anyone know If I can "wash" Henny Penny's feathers with a damp wash cloth or ???? to remove the smell of dry stench blood from the attack? I do not know how long AI need to keep her separated from other chickens in a cage. I really want to let her out but I am afraid that they will sense the dried blood and go after her. She is the sweetest hen around. Also, in the cold weather, if she has no feathers on her head,I willbe concerned about her head freezin tis coming winter when the freezing temperatures do hit. Do chickens have the sense to get into warmth where the light is to keep warm so they don't freeze? Her head is bare now, will she know it? Gee, do I sound like a mother hen or what? Can anyone give some insight?