So this morning my DH wakes me up with "a coyote got one of your chickens!" He said it was still alive out in the pasture (where chickens rarely get into) and that he had scared the coyote away. I went out and found a hen with no feathers on her neck, her tail chewed up a bit, very wet and mangled looking. Appeared to be orange-red color with black feathers in her tail so I'm thinking it's my sweet NH Red. She ran away from me so she's still mobile, but when I grabbed her she squawked something fierce. Definitely in shock and very battered, but no gaping holes or blood so I put her in a cage and am keeping her warm and comfy and quiet. If she has no internal injuries I think she might be okay eventually. In the mean time I'm out doing my chores and notice my NH Red wander in. So I'm thinking...Oh no! it was my RI Red. Poor Rose! But then a few minutes later I see Rose in the barn, and my red sex-link is there too. That accounts for all my red/orange chickens. So I go about trying to count my 25 various chicken wandering around my yard and barn area. About 2 acres. And still can't get a definite number and can't figure out who the hurt hen is. I'm starting to feel like an awful chicken mom if I can't even recognize my poor injured chicken. So I make a name list and go about checking them off as I see them and when done all the names are checked off!! This is not one of my chickens! Must be from a neighbor. Poor thing was brought here from quite a ways. No wonder she's in shock. My thoughts now are: If she lives, do I take her back to her owners? (they have so many chickens I'm sure they don't know she's gone) I think that if I take her back injured they will just put her down. But if I spend the time to nurse her back to health, she should then belong to me? If I keep her, will my girls accept her? I would wait until she is healed completely. Please help me figure out what to do with this poor traumatized girl. I'm getting attached to her really quickly. And I want to do what's best for HER.