My Blue Orp, Smoky, had been in the nest for hours. We decided to check under her, found an egg, so DH pulled her out. Then we discovered a huge open gash in Smoky's side. It ripped downward with Suede's spurs. Thank goodness it didnt seem infected, but it was deep and nasty-looking. We cleaned it out, packed it with antibiotic ointment, pulled up the skin and used just two stitches to hold it to the skin above. We taped a piece of gauze over it to soak up any drainage. Then we gave her a pen shot. She is in a crate now to heal. We checked Skye and now we know why her eggs are not fertile....she is NOT being mated! Her feathers are gorgeous. SO, since Dusty has been broody, Smoky has been the recipient of all the attention, poor girl. I'm going to make a point to check them more often now. I feel terrible for her, but she held really still for us to do what we had to do and that's not like her at all. She will get two or three more days of Pencillin shots, just to make sure and will stay separate from Suede till she is mostly healed. Suedster will get a big spur trim. Goes to show that it's a good idea to pick up your girls from time to time to check their sides for spur wounds.