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Attack by rooster, raccoon, cat? Or just molting.

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Walking out to my coop seeing a large pile of feathers on the ground, just thought oops one down. (I have free range chickens during the day) I noticed what feathers to the young hen I walked around and there she was just doing her normal thing but when I tried to catch her I noticed she had a gimp. I have a outdoor cat which is known to chase the chickens for fun but never to attack, we have a pack of raccoons that we are quickly ridding of (caught and killed 5 already), and I have a large black copper maran rooster that is quite large compared to the young hen around 6 months old. Just wondering what it could be? I doctored her up because she was bleeding and gave small amount of antibiotics just in case she got a puncture or scratch anywhere that I missed. Photos to follow.
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If she was bleeding, something attacked. Raccoon and cat are possibilities as is opossum, weasel, dog, hawk, etc..

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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