Hi everyone, I'm just wondering what I should do in regards to my little chicken who has been severly injured. I'll give you the run down. On Friday night I couldn't find my little girl so I was just hoping that she would return by nightfall. She didn't turn up but I didn't have time to look for her because I had to go out. BUT, when we got home, there she was, the poor thing, sitting outside the locked coop. Upon futher inspection I found that she was really injured. She has scrapes on one side of her body, a puncture near the back of the neck, and a gaping wound on the other side. I'm really suprised that she could actually make it back to the coop in that condition and in the dark. (We later found feathers down near the front of the property, and that is a fair distance to the coop, especially for an injured bantam (she's a Pekin). Anyway, we've been to the vet and he gave her antibiotics to fight off infection, but he doesn't have much hope for her. She's been recooperating well, she's a lot stronger than she was on Saturday morning (mind you, she is eating like a horse so she certainly hasn't lot her appetite). But the problem is, it is obvious that she is in a lot of pain, and I really wish I could do something to ease it. So could I give her a betadine bath (she actually tolerates baths well, to the point where we think she enjoys them) or a spray, or even I've read that you can give them aspirin in water but I'm not sure if her wound is still seeping. I just really want something to ease the pain until she (hopefully) recovers. Thanks a lot, jb P.S - We are after something that doesnt sting or hurt my little girl in any way, if possible.