- May 2, 2015
I have been reading over posts for hours here for several months. All was good with my new girls they are now laying and have a wonderful living arrangement. Because I saw a hawk one day in the pen (no one was hurt) I have only put the girls out with my boarder collie Abby. She has been around them since the day old chicks arrived. She usually lays in the sun sleeping or quietly watching. I know no hawk will try any thing with her there. BUT TODAY... went to check on them as we do after a few hours and one has been injured. Took all the fathers off her back and some damage kinda yucky done to her elbow (for lack of knowing a better term) no puncture wounds I can find. None of the chickens have ever in the months I have had them ever hurt one another. Could they do that type of damage or would they out of the blue? I have separated her in a large dog crate to protect her, she is drinking and eating. And acting like nothings wrong. Help?