I need advice on what to do with some minor chicken wounds. On occasion I let my chickens out to free range and forgot to put them back in, they are usually okay and I never have any problems. Last night my chickens were not in their coop. My parents noticed and went out to investigate because they were carrying on. I'm a 23 year old college student, I work a part-time job and live at home so I'm not a kid and I should have known better, My dad saw a coyote so he got his gun out and shot it off. My dad and handicapped mom helped me out by taking care of my chickens and putting them back in my coop and the propped wood up against the coop so nothing could get in. Well......needless to say they trapped a opossum in my coop. My mother came down and woke me up and said the chickens were making noises she's never heard and that my rooster was carrying on. It's 4:42 am, I work at TSC at 9. I can't sleep! I got up, went outside and saw the opossum at the cage door trying to get out. My chickens were all iced up from the attack, so I brought them inside into my dog's kennel and put a oscilating heater on them. When I went to investigate I ran back inside grabbed my Ruger LCP and racked a bullet into the chamber. I was ticked! I locked the opossum in the coop, and pardon me but I'm putting a bullet in his head tomorrow. He's just gonna keep coming back for a "free meal" They are all exhausted, and I gave them some happy hen treats. I UNDERSTAND it's a mistake on my part, but I've never had a problem leaving them out because their coop is in my fenced in backyard, and I have many dogs. I have americaunas, and a very friendly rooster. That opossum, was shaking like a leaf in the corner, and looked looked like he was scared out of his mind!!! All of my chickens were accounted for. THANK GOD I had a rooster!!!! They could have all been dead if he wasn't around!!! His bravery saved him from the pot this spring, because I live in a campground and noise complaints were an issue last year! My rooster's comb looks bloody and my mom thought she saw a wound on his neck? What do I do? I have all sorts of farm animal medical supplies. How do I look over a chicken for wounds? Is there a specific way? Do I put blue-kote on the wounds? What about bloody combs? Did I do the right thing?