A couple of days ago a chicken escaped it's coop and my little dog got her. We thought there was no damage because it looked like he just had her by the wing. Today I noticed a messy butt. On closer inspection it looks like the tail is damaged. It is attached at both sides but looks severed at the top so hanging down and poop landing on it, getting very messy. Any suggestions? It seems like I either dispatch the chicken, leave it and hope it heals or cut the tail off. As I said it's hanging there so it looks like I'd just snip both sides of tail and it will come off. Is this an option? The chicken seems comfortable. I've just separated her from the others. This might sound rough but I assure you I am an animal lover and don't even eat meat. I care deeply about animals and would never purposefully harm anything. Going to the vet isn't an option. Please help.