Ok, here is his story...Hercules was hatched last summer, by one of my RIR/Australorps. He and his brother are the only two survivors from the hatch, of 5. ( predators) About 3 weeks ago...we had another dog attack. I lost 2 hens...and Herculese. It was cold, and rainy for the 4 days following the attack. We looked all over for the little guy, never finding a body...We figured the dog ran off with him. 4 days after the attack, I was in the back yard with my dogs...just enjoying a little sunshine, and watching the chickens forage in the woods behind the house. I quickly did a head count, and told my son there was one missing. We looked around, and saw a chicken in the edge of the woods...when my son said, there she is mom. I looked, and saw it was NOT a hen, but my little roo...who was missing for the 4 days. My son ran out to get him, when Little Man ( Hercules's brother) attacked my son! He was relentless...trying to protect his brother. My son was able to grab the injured roo...and we took him to the coop, to look him over for injuries. It was then, apparent, Hercules's back was broken. He could not stand...but was sitting on his rump...legs out in front of him. He was allert...lively, and hungry. I promised him I would try everything in my power to help, but would not let him suffer...and if he looked like he was suffering, I would put him down. Well....its been 3 weeks of therapy..high protiene feed...vitamins...and warmth. Here he is today!! He is walking...eating fine..and even crowed today! Even tho I do NOT need another roo...this one is DEFINATELY a keeper! He will be our little mascot..our picture of hope..and faith.