I have 8 hens- 6 standards and 2 polish. My two polish are in a separate coop from my standards, and pretty much have the run of my 5 acre farm. However, they never go beyond about 100 yards from their coop. And, for the most part, they head back to roost at night (once I found my silver laced perched on the horse fence instead of in the coop). Tonight, I got home from work, and all the hens were happily scratching in the yard, including both polish who ran up to greet me. I went inside and made dinner, came back outside to put all the critters to bed, and my silver laced polish wasn't in the coop. I thought she may have gotten lost and decided to roost somewhere else, so hubby and I started to look around the yard. After about a half hour, we found her on the curb in front of our house, across the street! She has a large bald spot on the top of her left wing, as well as on the left side of her neck and her left rear. There is no open or torn skin, just feathers missing. The left side of her neck appears very swollen, but she can move her head, so I don't think her neck is broken. She is keeping her left eye closed tightly, and has blood coming from her beak. I cannot tell how hurt she is. I set her in the basement in a quiet rubbermaid tote with access to water and straw for bedding. I'm thinking that if she's going to pass away, it would be tonight, right? What else can I do? Has anyone ever heard of a chicken being hit by a car, or more so, surviving it? I feel just sick about this...my 2 polish girls are so friendly and sweet. Am I stupid to think she may pull through? I did call my vet, but he said chickens cannot be euthanized, because their veins are so little it would be impossible to inject them.