Devastatingly the neighbor's dog got into our yard yesterday. He ripped the side off our chick day house and killed three of them before we could get there. I managed to get one chick (Jane) off him. She's doing OK, but I think her leg is probably broken. Our chicks were 8 weeks old, and we hatched them from eggs. She doesn't seem to be in much pain. She's happy sitting down, pecks at food and has pooped since. When she walks she doesn't seem able to put much weight on her right side - she almost seems to be using her wing to assist her. Last night she couldn't stand on that side at all, but this morning she will take 2-3 steps without the kind of falling down motion. We took her down to our friend's house to be with their chickens. My friend & I hatched eggs from the same clutch, and in fact one of her chicks was ours until about 3 weeks ago (we each hatched more than we needed in an arrangement with the farm to return the "extras"). My friend says the chick that used to be ours seems to recognize Jane, and went right up and chatted to her this morning (the other two are mostly ignoring her). Is there anything I should do to help her heal? My friend's husband had chickens as a child, and says everyone had a "limpy" in their flock. He says just leave her be. I just hate the thought of her being in pain. We're beyond devastated about our sweet chicks. I can't stop crying, the kids can't stop crying - we're just a mess! Ironically my friend has her chickens in an open air area (fenced side garden). Our chicks were much safer (or so we thought) in a fully enclosed structure.