On Friday my husband went to work, and I went to town for just the afternoon. The chicks were fine when I left, but when we came home we noticed that one of the chicks had been pecked at by the others. The feathers were nearly gone around its neck and it was bleeding too. We cleaned the wound and put some antibacterial ointment on it. Unfortunately as soon as I set it down it does its best to get the ointment off. I've tried to put gauze around it so that it won't scratch and reopen its wounds, but it just freaks out. Now the wounds are still open because of the scratching, but the skin has turned black. Is this a normal progression in wound healing because it looks more like necrotic tissue (without the smell) to me. Should I try a different treatment method? It's seems to otherwise be thriving in the dog crate / emergency room and eats and drinks just fine. Does anybody have any ideas?