Last week I posted a thread about my 3 month old Aracauna rooster that had been jumped on by my 10 pound dog. The dog didn't get him in her mouth...she just wanted to play. At first he was completely paralyzed-wouldn't use his legs at all. He just laid in a box in our garage. He was definitely in shock. He started flapping his wings a few days later and then started scooting on his "knees" (for lack of a better term--I'm a newbie, forgive me). He doesn't use his lower legs or his toes at all. My husband does his "physical therapy" on the bird about three times a day. He moves his legs, puts them in the standing position, etc. He has made some progress, but still doesn't attempt to walk. If we pinch his toes, he doesn't pull away, but in the beginning he didn't pull away if we pinched the upper parts of his legs either. We've been feeding him his regular feed (plus a few treats) and giving him water with electrolytes. His poop is regular...no blood, regular consistency. My husband has examined his back and hasn't felt anything crunchy...I was afraid his back had been broken. So my questions. How long should we wait? A chicken can't just live without being able to walk. Has anyone ever heard of a chicken being paralyzed this long and still making a recovery? We want to be fair to him. He doesn't seem to be suffering, but we can't let him go on forever like this. Any suggestions?