My dog got into the hen house somehow and killed three of my chickens and injured two. The two that are injured are Golden Sex-Links. One has a couple puncture wounds to neck and was a bit shocky last night but doing better today. The other on is the one I am writing to question about. She has a gapping wound almost the length of the back of her neck (maybe an inch or inch and half long). My intial thought was to kill her, but she did not seem to be in terrible pain or suffering and was actually quite alert. So I made the decission to break out the sewing kit and with the help of my daughter put in about 12 stitches to close the wound. Despite what you'd think, this did not seem to bother the hen at all. She only reacted to one poke about half way through. So the wound closed up very nicely and we put both hens in a cage indoors (getting colder here in Idaho) and the one I stitched up immediatly showed interest in food and water (that sounnds like a good sign to me). Since the first bird with the puncture wounds was shocky, I chose to not put her through being stitched up (even though she could use one or two). I figured the tramua of that would only worsen her shock. So...did I do the right thing? Is there an antibiotic I can administer to help prevent infection in both birds? How long do you think the stitches should remain in? 10 to 14 days like a human?