Some friends of ours brought their dog over today (without asking first) and our chickens were out free ranging. I was inside and saw the dog (a good size lab) chasing my chickens through the window....I was livid!! I was getting my son in bed so I went out as soon as I could, only a minute or two later. Apparently they yelled at the dog for chasing my chickens, then let it stay out assuming that because they had yelled at it it would leave the chickens alone...?? Well DH had a few too many to drink tonight so he wasn't thinking enough to tell them to put the dog in the car, or at least put the chickens away. So when I went out I saw the dog running around the back of the barn with one of my chickens in it's mouth....big surprise. The guys got the dog away from the chicken and I think she's okay, other than being scared half to death. The poor thing has been hiding in the coop since. I looked her over and she has some broken/missing feathers and a couple of spots on her stomach area where I can see that she was bleeding a little bit. If she has puncture wounds do you think she'll be alright?? The dog had her in his mouth, tossed her and grabbed her again so I really hope she doesn't have any bad wounds that I missed. I hope she's okay. They offered to buy us a new chicken of she dies, sorry but I like the chickens I have and would rather they weren't killed by dogs and simply replaced. All life has value to me, just because it's a chicken doesn't make it expendable.