I need ideas for any home first aid I can do to help her. Please tell me anything I can do at home to help her. Our dog has been great with our chickens for over a year. In the last few months he's started to give chase, as though they are toys. He's never once bit, nipped or hurt one even as he caught them after chasing...until yesterday when he killed one. As I type this my hubby is building a fence around our coop so they have a safe yard to play in where the dog won't have access, but we just noticed our sweet Ruby Buff Orphington was missing feathers and it looks like he got to her too. He clearly took a bunch of feathers off the top of her neck, looks like maybe some skin? I'm not able to tell, looks like an open wound. She's walking around, seeking treats but her feet feel warm to me and she was panting after I held her for awhile- though both of those could be because it's 90 degrees out. Is there any first aid care I can offer her for this wound? Should I clip the feathers that rub the top of it to give more air circulation, or will the feathers protect the wound from the elements? I can't take her to a vet, as I just lost my job the same week I broke my leg in two places, so we have medical bills galore and half our income, we are really struggling financially right now. I feel so terrible. The fence is going up today and it won't be an issue going forward, I'm just so upset that our dog forgot they were toys.