I have a mixed flock of 4 birds. They have all been together since they were chicks and I've never had a problem. They are 8 months old. The silkie is at the bottom of the pecking order, but none of the other chickens had actually pecked her until today. When I got home from work, the silkie had a big wound on the top of her head and it looks like a bunch of her crest feathers are gone. . First, what should I do about the wound? Our chickens do not like being handled much. Second, why the pecking now? They have plenty of space. Could it be because the days are getting shorter and we added a light to the coop to keep them laying more? I've notice the bedding is getting messed up a lot more now and they tend to cause a little ruckus indoors in the evening. Third, do I have to separate her while she heals, or do I just assume she'll be okay? I really don't want to lose this bird.