This is only my second post, and my first chicken injury so hopefully it's in the correct spot Background: I let my girls out last Saturday morning to find a hen with a very bloody head and back. Looks as though she initially had a wound on the back of her neck about the size of a dime and deep. Then I think the other girls just pecked her to smithereens. She was weak, head swollen and one eye would not open. Right or wrong, the only way to keep her safe with my set up was to bring her in my heated bathroom where she currently is recovering amazingly well. I have been using a syringe to feed her electrolytes, water and mush until yesterday. She's finally eating some scrambled egg, soaked cat food and a few bites of chicken feed from my hand. She will not hang her head all the way to the floor to peck food, I'm guessing her head hurts! I really thought she wasn't going to live, so I ever thought past keeping her alive. She still keeps 1 eye closed a lot, so it's probably injured, but I think she can see out of it and I see no visible damage. I have been taking her outside for a little bit everyday on the other side of the fence so that everyone continues to see eachother, but not letting my head hen near her (she shows aggression towards her). Everyone else seems to pay her no mind. I hide her in a towel and put her down behind the barn and let her walk around like she's been there all day -this may be silly but I've never had to do this before My ton of questions (sorry): Tomorrow will be a warm- ish day. I think it's important to allow some supervised together time (more than the 30min I've been doing) as eventually I need to get her out of my bathroom! 1) Is there a best practice for this? First thing in the morning, when I throw scratch out, lock the head hen in the coop... 2) How can I wash the neosporin off her head and feathers? I think the fact that her head feathers are clumped and slimy from dried blood and neosporin draws attention from the other girls but it's winter and on her face so I don't want to soak her or drown her. 3) Why is her comb starting to droop? 4) Any other advice you can give to help me return her would be greatly appreciated. Okay finally done!! And if you read through all that thank you!