Hanging out with my flock today and noticed this wound on my buff orpingtons side. It was crusty but not bloody with a tiny bit of purulent drainage from the center of the wound. No smell. Her name is Ginger and she's been acting completely normal.... dust bathing, eating, pooping and preening. I'm guessing our rooster got her while mating. We cleaned it off, put antibiotic ointment and blu-kote on it. I just don't know if there is anything else to do. I'm wondering if the blu-kote was a bad idea on a buff hen because she seems more perturbed by her side being purple and keeps trying to preen the color off the few feathers it touched. That said our plan is to keep her inside away from the rooster and our other hens for now and clean her side/reapply antibiotic ointment as needed. The wound itself is about 1inch around but the middle area is open to the muscle.... should we worry about finding a vet to get it stitched? Should we try to wrap her in a bandage or is it alright to leave it open? For now she's free ranging my living room and terrorizing my Great Pyrenees. Tonight she'll sleep in our chicken hospital/brooder in the kitchen. Any advice is greatly appreciated!