This morning we discovered something (with small paws) had reached inside a dog kennel door (temp. housing for 18 chicks) and ripped the leg off our little banty hen. The poor thing is still alive, mostly laying around but tries to keep up with the flock. Won't let me near to offer water and the other chicks seem sympathetic. My husband says we should ring it's neck and put out of misery. What is the humane thing to do--let nature take it's course or put the poor thing down? We are in the process of finishing the new coop and going today to buy a trap to catch the culprit. Have already lost a plymouth rock and aracauna this week. We thought for sure that the kennel would suffice as a safe haven during the night--wrong. After successfully maintaining a backyard flock in the city limits for years...we felt sure our new move to the country would allow for an even better and larger flock. I am beginning to second guess this decision--I feel like a bad parent and terribly sad when they are attacked! I'm a newbee, btw. Thanks!