One of my 6 month old roos sliced open his favorite hen on Monday (yea...already at his age! ). She has a 1.5" or 2" long gash under her wing that is open approximately 1/2" wide. We caught it the day it happened, she wasn't bleeding much at all and it is open to the muscle, but the muscle itself is not torn or even scraped for that matter. I cleaned with hydrogen peroxide, flushed it with diluted iodine (using an irrigation syringe) and covered it with neosporin. I read online to not cover it to encourage it to granulate and not to stitch it, so that it can drain if necessary and that it will granulate over anyway. Well, it has been a couple days, and I am not impressed with the progress. I clean it regularly using the diluted iodine in the irrigation syringe and no infection is setting in. But, the wound isn't scabbing. There wasn't enough blood to scab over to begin with. I keep putting neosporin on once a day hoping that it will help. She occasionally will have the edge starting to adhere to the muscle, but then she flaps and gets irritated about being the cage and her movements separate it again. What can I do to encourage it to heal? She is HATING being in the house and I can't imagine that she's gonna settle down anytime soon. I'm keeping the cage covered in the morning to encourage her body to rest and not lay. My poor hen! Stupid roo!