One of my buff orps was attacked by a dog this evening. She is 10 weeks old and healthy. Luckily the dog didn't know to go for her throat but caused a large wound on her tail area. Her skin is ripped and I think her oil gland is destroyed. I debrided as much as the wound as possible, used diluted hydrogen peroxide liberally and cut off damaged feathers. The wound is clean, she didn't bleed much and I don't think she is shocky. She is in a small cage by herself in the basement. I covered the cage and she has food and water. She has pooped twice and it looks normal. Every time I check her she is sitting quietly but can get up and move normally. I think if she makes it through the night she will be OK for the time being. I'm worried about infection though. I think there is a vet who is opened tomorrow in the morning. Of course bad things always happen to my animal family on weekends and holidays. My flock consists of 3 buff orpingtons, 3 rhode island reds and 3 dominiques, all are hens. They are part of the family and will live out their lives with us even after they are done laying eggs. The girls are my first chickens and I never thought I would become so attached to them! I feel very bad as it was my fault the dog got to her. The miniature dachshound belongs to my son and his wife. They came to visit and I let the dog out into the yard with my chickens. My flock lives peacefully with our 4 dobermans in a 3/4 acre fenced yard and the hens get locked up in a beautiful, very secure hen house every night. I just didn't think for a split second and the doxie was on my girl in a flash. Should she go to the vet in the AM and do you know of an antibiotic to help avoid infection? I don't think the vet can do more for her except give us some meds. I have experience working with animals as I was a Humane Society manager years ago and did lots of emergency work on many different species. Any advice you can give will be greatly appreciated.