I think the dog scared it off before it killed her completely, but she's panting with her eyes half closed and standing on the edge of the field where we found her, there are a few piles of her feathers around, one is huge. I'm not seeing blood spots. If the fox punctured the skin, would there be blood spots? Also, if a fox is attacking at 1 p.m., could it be rabid? Are they noctural animals? My husband is out of town, I wonder if I should have my 16 yr. old shoot it. I don't want him to, but my husband said have him do it. YUCK. She was one of our 2 yr. old hens. Will she recover? I'm thinking maybe the fox did internal injuries. UGH. I'm sick.