The other night my husband heard one of my hens screaming and went outside. She was in the mouth of a raccoon, there were feathers everywhere and her neck looked limp. My husband frightened off the coon and the hen lay limp for a full 5 minutes. He was looking for a place to put her until morning and getting ready to give me the bad news (I was asleep already) when suddenly the hen jumped up! She was alive! He put her in a safe place in the coop til morning. (Backstory: this one has been doing this weird thing going up on top of the coop at night; there is a giant tarp over the coop and I thought she was inside when I went out to check on them ; alas she was up on top and I didn't know it.) So she is pretty badly wounded and her tail feathers are completely gone. She lost a lot of downy feathers on the sides. The worst wound is right at the base of her 'tail.' I cleaned it up and put antibiotic ointment on it. She's eating, drinking and even (I think) laying! I have her in the pullet run with a friend that was missing her (they are a duo) until she heals up. I am so thankful my husband heard her and went out!!! I am curious if folks know how long the tail feathers take to grow back. I know chickens wounds heal pretty quick but I would imagine the tail feathers take awhile. Does anyone know if the rest of the group (6 altogether) will reject her without her tail feathers after the wound heals? She is already pretty low on the totem pole!