- Sep 16, 2013
Our dogs got a hold of one of our chickens but did not kill her. They just plucked A LOT of feathers out around her neck. She doesn't appear to be bleeding or any punctures on her body but she looks terrible..I mean terrible...her neck is exposed. Should we put her down? She has been hiding in one of our bushes all day but we went to check her out and she is drinking water and walking around with the other chickens. The other chickens are also checking her out with their beak but they are not getting aggressive with her. The fact is I have no idea if she is suffering so I am torn on what to do. Do feathers grow back? Will she get infected if some of her neck is exposed like that?