On sunday one of this years rollers named Ellie was hit by a falcon. They vanished from view, the the falcon re apeared on a distant tree not eating a pigeon. I searched under the tree and surrounding area but found no trace of Ellie, not even a feather. That night when she was not in the loft at dusk, i dismissed her as dead. If the falcon haddent killed her, the raccoons or owls would. The next day around noon I found her standing in the loft, her chest looking ruffled but otherwise normal. I picked her up, and got blood on my hand. I gently looked under the flap of feathers and skin..and had to take a deep breath. In the gaping hole i saw things that should never see the light of day. like neck vertibre. I took her to the vet (convineintly my land lord) and he gave her a shot of antibiotics, and super glued some of the feathers together. I have her seperated, in a cage inside. She is eating and drinking alot. Shes very perky, and i wouldent beleive she has a huge hole in her chest if i hadnt seen it. The last two days i let her chill by her self in the aviary so she could hear and see her flock mates. She flew from pearch to pearch normally and with no visible difficulties. Yesterday eavning i even let her out to peck at some seed on the ground with her flcokmates. once she was iin the loft i went inside to catch her, and found her on the floar ggetting a drink. After gulping for a long time she straitened up. the Water just dripped out of her chest and onto the floar. im concerned by this... i really hope she pulls through! a punctured crop is pretty bad i know, but is it a death sentance? anyone ever had a bird with simmiler injurys survive? thanks for taking the time to read this!