I have been working with our dogs to know that the chickens are off limits. They have been doing pretty good and leaving the chicks alone. I started to let the chicks free range a bit during the day and they have been staying by the coop. Today I let the dogs outside which we have 3 and then we were leaving for dinner so I let the dogs in. We went to walk out to the car and right by the drivers door was a "dead" chicken. I of course screamed, the kids thought I must of seen a spider. I said no, it is a chicken. They came over to me and I started to walk towards the coop to check on the other chickens. My 8 year old yelled out to me that she wasn't dead. I ran back and her eyes were blinking. DH picked her up and said she might make it because she grabbed his finger with his foot. So he set her back on the ground and she fell over. I picked her up and she grabbed my finger but only with one foot. Her neck was missing a nice chunk and I assume she was paralyzed. Didn't know what else to make of it. I looked her in the eyes as she was still blinking and told her I am sorry. I looked at DH and said please put her out of her misery. He did. I think we know which dog it was but we are not 100% positive. We think it is the smallest of our dogs, our cockapoo. He is a little devil, a cute one but still a devil. Plus in the winter we had a deer die somewhere on our property and he would bring me deer parts and leave it by my car door. So I think he did the same with the chicken. All I keep thinking about is that poor girl and her laying there unable to move helpless. Then her looking and blinking at me. I keep reminding myself she was a chicken but she was MY chicken and shouldn't of had to suffer like that. My poor son, our 8 yr old. The suspected dog is his dog and he feels so bad and he has been so worried about the chickens while they free range and have been trying to get him to understand that is what chickens do. So for all his worrying and now his dog did this. Argg... bad night.