One of my Australorp hens was injured by my adolecent rooster and I believe was further pecked on by her sisters. When I found her she was standing in the corner of the yard with her head down in an attempt to protect herself from further damage. This all happened about 4 weeks ago. The skin was split on top of her head revealing the white of her skull and the wound wan for about 1.5 inches down her neck. I treated her with blue-kote and created a chicken ICU for her that ajoins the regular coop and run. She is doing wonderfully...laying more faithfully than her sisters! The two pictures show her on the first day of the injury and then about 3.5 weeks later. The skin is healing from the bottom of the wound up. My question is, do you think the skin will eventually cover her whole skull again? Or will it always be open like that. I wonder now if I should have somehow pulled the skin back together, but I heeded warnings that said not to close wounds because it can increase likelyhood of infection. What do you think?