Just how much can our beloved feathered friends take? Someting you never want to think about... all that pain and suffering... untill someone gets hurt and you have to wonder. Would it be kinder to end it now? Is there a chance he/she will pull through, or am I just too scared to put the poor creature out of its misery? Yesterday I had an 'accidental' dog attack. Our dog and puppy are normally good with chickens (my dog chases raccoons off to save them) but we had a friend's doxy over and he's a chaser. Dogs, being pack animals, do what the other dogs do and the 3 of them got into the chicken yard and ran down 3 hens. One died of her injuries later (much to my dog's dismay) The other two seem to have made it through the night allright, despite missing the skin on the back of their necks. It looks incredibly painful... I don't know how they can still be alive, let alone awake, alert, and mad about being held and examined. We sprayed the wounds with invisible bandage and have them in rabbit cages to keep them safe... but will they make it? Can they grow back that much skin? would stitches help, or would they just rip out? So I am asking for miracle stories here... give me a sense of what is possible. I know there have to be survivors out there.