I have a roo that protected his ladies from a raccoon and took all the damage himself. I have been "first-aiding" him and he is now on the mend. He lost one eye and a chunk out of his comb.... the eye is still weeping a bit (a bit of tissue still left in the socket which is slowly leaving) but otherwise it all seems to be healing well. My problem is the hole in skull behind the eye socket. The tissue is healing (I have blue-kot in it and wipe SWAT around the outside of the wound each day to keep the maggots/flies away), and he seems to be feeling much better... much more alert, crowing again and eating well. Today I put him in with the hens for the first time. A couple of the more dominant hens started immediately "cleaning him off", pecking at the dirt he has dropped down the front of him and around his face. As soon as they started on the wound, I shooed them away and removed him again.... it's too soon. My question is about the hole in his head. It is never going to "skin" over. What would you do to protect the hole from getting dirt in it?? Should I try bandaids over it?? (I wouldn't do that until I was sure that the tissue was completely healed with no infection left in it). Here's a pic of what his head looks like. The skin around the hole is actually getting clearer and cleaner as the dead stuff and scabbing falls away. I'm very optimistic about his full recovery, I just don't know what to do with the hole.