First, thanks to everyone who has advised me from my first thread ( https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=132555&p=1). Your first aid advice was great and very helpful. Below is an update and a few questions about the next stage of recovery: Update: Aunt Florence is doing well but lonely because Aunt Louise is not up and about to keep her company. Louise was getting better but had a setbcak when we discovered she was egg bound. We got the egg out and she has started to recover quickly. She has started to stand up and preen her feathers for very brief periods before she lays down and sleeps. She has started to drink on her own periodically but we are still supplementing her efforts by holding a bowl of water up to her. Louise's wounds appear to be healing over nicely (she does not have any puncture wounds only surface). We are applying neosporin and doing our best to keep her clean and in a clean environment (indoors with a heat lamp) I need some advice on the next stage of recovery for the Aunts: (SPECIFIC QUESTIONS IN CAPS) Aunt Louise: Since she has started to preen a little it wont be long before she is working more extensively on her feathers and I am worried she may start picking at her back (feathers were ripped out from the base of head to the tip of tail and about half way down each side of her body) I plan to apply blue kote to keep her from picking but if her wounds are not fully healed CAN I STILL APPLY NEOSPORIN EFFECTIVELY IN CONJUNCTION WITH BLUE KOTE? It is still cold at night here and cool during the day. Once Louise gets her energy back I am worried she will go stir crazy in her dog crate (Florence was in the crate and now has to spend the day outside because she just cant take being stuck in that small space. AT WHAT TEMPERATURES CAN LOUISE START TO GO OUT WITH HER BARE BACK AND WHAT SUGGESTIONS DO YOU HAVE FOR KEEPING HER INDOORS WHILE IT IS TOO COLD OUTSIDE? IS IT OKAY TO LET HER BE STIR CRAZY FOR AWHILE IN THE INTEREST OF HER GREATER GOOD? Louise is still eating a mixture of yogurt and egg yolk. Once she moves to solid food again (pellets) I think she will need grit. She has always free ranged so she has never had grit in a bowl. AT WHAT POINT DOES SHE NEED GRIT AND IN WHAT FORMAT, IS A BOWL OF SAND ENOUGH WHILE SHE IS INDOORS OR DO I HAVE TO BUY A WHOLE BAG OF GRIT? Aunt Florence: Florence is back to normal but without tail feathers (she looks so small). She has always been the energetic one and cant stand to be inside during the day. She sleeps inside with Louise at night and during the day she is outside. The new "supermax" run is almost complete. She acts really lonely by herself and it will be awhile before Louise can be around full time for company. Once the new run is complete we plan to get two new silkie hens (full grown) to stay in the run with Florence for social help and to rebuild our flock. I will follow other forum advice for introducing the new birds but my main question for Florence is SHE IS USED TO FREE RANGING AND WILL NOW BE CONFINED TO A 7'X12' RUN MOST OF THE DAY, HOW CAN I HELP HER ADAPT OR WILL SHE BE ABLE TO ADAPT TO THE CONFINEMENT? She will be able to free range when we are around. The new run: 7'x12' with 6" sand base, treated timber framed with welded wire infill. Enclosed/elevated walk to coop Sorry for the long post, thanks in advance for all the advice.