Ok-I went to check eggs today and there was one of my RSL on the nest-her wings were spread and I noticed she had a big laceration-yuckiness on her back. When I got her she was missing a few feathers on her back but they seemed to be growing back. Upon further inspection tonight-she is the worst but several others have these same lacerations (not quite as infected looking as this one). We sprayed some of our fly spray (blue stuff) that we use on our steers that were just castrated. I figured that would be as good as anything until we could get some antibiotic powder or something to heal them. We have also had a lot of rain-and nothing is dry for them to dust in...could this be contributing to the problem? I know that the lacerations were caused by our roo's spurs. He is a nice guy-but those bad boys were sharp! I had in previous weeks looked on Youtube to watch the despurring of roosters. It looks easy but I never had the guts to try it...well-I am concerned for the girls! So I told my partner to hold Joe tight and I went and got the pliers. It was SOOOO easy-I just firmly gripped the spur and turned slightly and off it came! I sure hope this will keep my girls healthy and no more wounds. Please-let me know what I should do to get my girls all healed up!! I know that segregating them would be best but it kind of isn't possible in my situation right now. They have to be in the same pen. Plus it is a bit of a widespread problem at this point since multiple hens are affected. Thanks!!