Please, please help! I am a new chicken lover and have been raising 8 hens and a rooster since they were one day old; they are now 12 weeks. Several days ago one of our hens (Viola) was severely injured and was literally scalped. All of her scalp from her beak to her neck was pulled back. We have found absolutely nothing in the coop that could have caused this injury and our vet says the injury was not from pecking (as I suspect our rooster Norman). We found her alive in the coop but barely hanging on. It could not have been caused by a predator as they have no access. We struggled (for about a second) as to weather or not we were going to try to save her. Miraculously, our vet reattached the skin that he could saving everything but the use of one eye, and sent us home. I do know that the majority of people out there would not have attempted to save her, but we just had to give her a fighting chance. This was 3 days ago and she is thriving. Other than adjusting to having only one eye, she is perfect in every other way. She has been living in a crate in our family room and was put in the coop (in her crate) on the second day. She was so great today that we decided to let her sit on my lap while the others ran around as usual. They all took their time checking her out and, eventually one of the hens (Goldie) came up to sit next to me as she always has since birth. After about a minute of intense scrutiny of each other, Goldie attacked Viola. Viola flew away and was run down by the rooster and a whole ugly battle began. We are heartbroken. I knew that introducing new birds to a flock was a problem, but she is part of the flock. The issue, I'm sure, is that she no longer looks like she use to and we are not sure she ever will. How can I make this flock understand that she was (is) one of them and convince myself that by saving Viola we did the right thing by her. Thank you so much for any and all advice.