What a day.. This afternoon, in broad daylight.. my chickens explode out of the woods as I am standing in the yard.. I look in to see a large, fast, grey/black, dog like creature bearing down on one of the BRs.. I grab the puppy and head inside fast.. thinking if he shoots out of the woods after the fleeing chickens, I don't want to be there! I head back outside with boots on and armed with a baseball bat.. not smart.. but I was upset.. I rounded up 7 of the hend and corraled them.. No sign of the rooster or 3 hens.. including DS's favorite.. All is silent.. I assume the rooster and the hens are gone.. An hour later the remaining BR hen appears near the coop. I pick her up.. she is scared but seems unharmed.. feathers are wet.. but an insepction shows no blood.. thinking she fled into the swamp.. Two hours later the rooster shows up.. amazing.. We are still down two hens.. one my DS's favorite Question: Can chickens get rabies?? I didn't even think of that until later.. and I touched the hen that was wet.. if it was slober from the animal and not swamp water.. am I at risk.. ? I have no open cuts etc.. I am sad.. and now freaking out about rabies..