Well, the title says it all! Heard a noise in the backyard where the girls were freeranging (remember, we are total residential development-- 6' high fence between neighbors on small lots), and I hear screaming from the girls. I am right by the door and run out screaming "HEY!" , swearing it is our neighbors Jack Russell Terrier who always tries to dig under the fence to get to us, and I see a BIG cat with one of our chickens in his mouth! I am making such a commotion, the cat drops her and scrambles over the fence! Eunice (the chicken) walks away as if nothing has happened but is heading straight for the coop! I get her, look her over and see NOTHING (is that possible?). I put all of them in the run and leave her alone for about an hour to regain her composure. Go out and check on her again and lo and behold, a puncture mark oozing blood that I had somehow missed. Off to the vet! They said they don't close puncture marks, because it "traps the bacteria" and will just give her antibiotics. I say, great (because truthfully, she looks fine, but I think the antibiotics are a good thing in this case!) Also, there are 4 puncture marks, not just one. The bill? $84 Now, I am NOT a cheap person. I am very extravagant with my animals (as my husband, who thankfully is traveling on business, will sadly tell you), however, that seems like a crapload of money for NO stitches, no surgery, JUST antibiotics. *sigh* Well, any animal that comes to my house knows that they get taken care of FOR LIFE , regardless of cost, but STILL! I guess I need to remember that that is for an emergency visit, an injection of antibiotics, and a week of antibiotics at home. Now it doesn't seem so bad! *This from the mom whose son was just over 5 million dollars his first year!* ANYWAY-- Good news is the vet sexed her and she is a GIRL! We thought she started crowing (I swear she was trying!), her comb is more developed by a bit than the other girls (nothing MAJOR, but it is redder), and she is VERY dominant and protective of the others-- we thought we would have to find her a new home since she was acting so "roo-ish" see this thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=11953 So at least we got some good news! Here is the photo of the survivor-- and GIRL!