[/SIZE Hi, This is my first time posting here and we are relatively new to having backyard chickens but this is what happened Early Friday morning. Our coop was not closed all the way and during the night something got into our coop and attacked one of our four chickens. there were feathers all around the coop and the chicken had a huge gash around its neck. We were able to clean up the wound disinfect and stitch up the chicken. Actually I assisted and my husband, who is an expert in this area luckily stitched her up. She's on antibiotics and we are rinsing the wound regularly. We are thinking that this was a raccoon attack. She is also separated from the rest. My question is that raccoons obviously carry rabies and other diseases. Is it ok to integrate the hurt chicken back with the others when she is better? Can she be infected with rabies and is it ok to eat her eggs assuming she heals ok and is done with antibiotics? Should we have not tried to save her? We handled her with gloves and this was late afternoon on Friday when the attack was early Friday morning around 2 am. I am unsure what to do since we haven't had to deal with this before. Hard lesson learned in making sure that the coop is secure! Thank you!!