One of our hens was attacked by a hawk last week. I scared it off before it killed her. My wife and I spent 3 hours cleaning the wounds and applying 40 stitches to Frankies' chest, back and neck. There were no muscle tears, only flesh torn apart. Fortunately there were no 'pieces' missing so we were able to close all wounds. There appeared to be no significant neck injuries since she holds her head up to eat and drink with no problems. She has even been laying eggs. My concern is with her walking. Before she can start walking forward she will take several awkward steps in 'reverse'. We will continue to keep her indoors until all visible injuries have cleared up. I wonder if this walking malady is indicative of neurological damage. Any suggestions? BTW, my son and I have spent the last week enclosing the chicken run so as to avoid any more predator attacks. In the past 11 months we have lost a total of 11 hens to foxes, possums and roaming dogs.