A number of weeks ago (it must be going on for 6 weeks), I had a pair of foxes go through our yard and took out our rooster and 4 hens, injuring a 5th. We have 2 coops, both with their own rooster, but had lost our other roo the week before to illness. After the foxes went through, we "circled the wagons", putting all the hens into one coop and resurrecting the poultry fence. The only visible wound the injured one had was a puncture to the upper right chest, just below her crop. It bled heavily for a short time, and by the time I found her, it had stopped bleeding (she fell on that side in snow, so maybe the pressure and cold helped stop the bleeding). I brought her inside and put her in a large tote with food and water in our storage room (in-floor heating and lots of natural light which she obviously enjoyed). She always lay on the injured side, although she managed to move around in the tote. After a few days, I put her on some newspaper on the floor so I could clean out the tote and came back to find she had moved off the paper and was lying on her side and "bicycling" her feet, then rolled herself onto her feet and took a few very wobbly steps, using her wing as a crutch. I tried putting her back in the coop with the other chickens, but they immediately attacked her, gouging her comb. In desperation, I put her in the second coop, and was surprised that she could move around quite a bit, although it was kind of an uncoordinated stagger, like a toddler first learning to walk. She took a few tumbles/somersaults, but quickly rolled over onto her feet again. I hadn't had a chance to clean out the coop she was in, plus was planning on pressure washing it when it warmed up, and discovered to my horror she had lice. Dusted her and the coop heavily with DE, but also noticed at the time she was terribly thin. She doesn't seem to recognize the feeder, but will eat hungrily if I put the food on the floor. She didn't seem to be getting any better, and I was considering euthanizing her. Then we got a new rooster and found she'd managed to make it outside to check him out, and didn't have the heart to do her in. However, in the last week, I've noticed she can stand, but can't seem to straighten up -- her head is down, tail up in the air, and often is resting on her chest. Then the other day I found her lying on her back in a patch of sunlight in the coop. Thought she was dead until she moved her head. Then yesterday, I found her lying on her back on cold, damp ground, and when I opened the coop this morning, she was lying on her back where she sleeps. I'm at my wit's end what to do with her ..... I guess I thought, given time, that she'd heal, but while she's hanging in there, I don't see an improvement.