Hi Everyone! I just wanted to let you know that my hen who ended up with that torn earlobe is healed and back with the rest of the flock. I kept her in the seperate area of my coop for a week. She could still see the rest of chickens, but they could peck at her. After the original cleaning and application of neosporin, I just left it be until the main scab came off. She still had a small flap of skin hanging though. I was worried the other girls would be too interested in it (looked like a hanking worm) so, I took a pair of sharp cuticle scissors to it as suggested. My seven year old was mortified that I made him hold her for it, but he and the hen (now named Lucy) did just fine. A squirt of saline, a dab of neosporin and she was pacing at the chicken wire door to go roost with the rest of them. No scabs or bleeding, so it seemed to be a good time. I watched her get her spot on the roost and hold her own. All has been smooth since. Thanks everyone for all your suggestions.