So yesterday I came home to a frantic significant other, the dog that was politely herding earlier decided to play a bit more rough with one and was playfully trying to play with the downed chicken. She asked me to put it out of it's misery, I found that the chicken was split up the front, it's lungs were exposed but the chick was still breathing slowly and moving it's head some.
Afterwards, I kept/keep second guessing it; the chick seemed paralyzed been I read about "shell shock" and tonic immobility and not sure if the chick was salvageable. I could clearly see inside but it looked like it was just snagged, like surgical precision and amidst the outdoors looked spotless still.
So questions, first survivable? The chick was ~6 month, most of ours are squatting so let's say this one was a pullet. If she could reasonable survive, how long would it take in isolation to heal properly. If she could stand I can see recovery possible so that's why the temporary paralysis has got me second guessing. I'm not expecting a vet answer so maybe more what would you do?
The dog... he was honestly playing, he's been around them trying to herd and play for the past few months. Gardening ~50ft away this time and well this situation is upon us after ~10 minutes. He's not vicious so we've read that there should be good hope for training; most what we've read is from this forum so any quick tips or individual tricks, no need to repeat (trying to be forum conscience especially since I'm new here)
And lastly, kind of a general one tying into the first question. Is there any clear, "he's a goner" yet currently still alive in case something happens again?