The owner is me. This is what happened. My dogs, who have been allowed with the chickens in the yard for weeks, caught a pullet today and ripped the feathers from her neck and back. I heard barking and came out to see a pile of feathers and one dead-looking pullet cowering by one of my dogs. I flew out of the house and picked her up and she started squacking. I scolded my dogs (lab mixes) to their kennels and quickly set up a hospital crate in the coop with fresh bedding, some towels to lay on, some vitamin water and food. I trimmed up the surrounding feathers and blukoted the areas. She looked pretty shocky, but did eat and drink. I feel SOOOOO guilty that I didn't see this coming. My younger dog is only a year old and she was barking and hopping around. I'm thinking she was trying to "play" with her buff colored feathery squeek toy. Needless to say, they are staying in their coop/run from now on when the dogs are out. So far my dogs hadn't touched the chickens, just chasing them from time to time...which i SHOULD have clued me in to future trouble. My three year old was with me at the time and saw what happened. He loves his chickens, picks them up, and cuddles them. he was very concerned about this pullet. When I first saw he I thought how am I going to explain that I have to put her out of her misery. Hopefully she pulls through. I already had blukote (I bought it for THE DOGS!) so I didn't have to go out and get anything. I also put a blanket over the dog kennel so she can get some rest. I'll keep you all updated on her. I hope this pit in my stomach goes away. I should be happy, I got my first egg three days ago and have gotten one egg a day since. DARNIT!