oh my gosh. Please I hope someone can help! I've been putting my 9 week old red hens with the 3 adult rir's and they've been fine. This morning I went out and one of the little hens has been picked at very badly. I can't say if it was the big hens(who normally just stay away from the little ones as the coop is so big) or if it was her fellow peers who pecked her. It's on the back of her neck and the skin is completely gone, exposing muscle and veins. I can see at the bottom of the wound where the skin is bunched up where it's fallen down. I've not done anything to her, just brought her in and gave her food and water(she ate but don't know if she drank). I've never had to deal with this. I have to say that our chicks are our pets, we do not eat them. I know some of you will think I'm crazy for crying over a hurt chicken, but I hate to see anyone or anything injured like this! My hubby says just let her be and see what happens but I want to DO something. I've not washed her at all, thinking maybe the blood will be necessary to form some sort of protective layer. I just don't see how she can recover from this though. The wound is about the size of a quarter I'd say, and there's no skin to pull back over the wound. I have iodine and blukot but don't want to put anything on her that might do more harm than good. I held her, warmed her up and she eventually fell asleep-can't put head forward though. she just layed there breathing deeply but shaking often. I'll take her to the vet to be put down if i have to, but hoping someone here will just say she'll be fine with time and perhaps I can stop crying.