Hi all - Last night there was a predator attack in one of our coops that houses 4 Dominique chickens. We suspect possum as two chickens had the guts torn out. The other two chickens survived the attack, but we are trying to decide what to do with them. One seems like it might make it though she has a serious wound on her head, very deep and about a half inch long. She was more alert last night, and is standing up and softly clucking this morning when I checked on her. When I washed her head with warm water last night, she went totally limp on me... she may have fainted? I stopped washing her, and was walking her back to the other room and she perked up - so I dabbed neosporin on her head and quietly placed her in a kennel in our basement... but I don't think I cleaned everything well enough to prevent infection. I assume I'll have to try again today? With Saline or Peroxide? The other one, we almost culled last night because her wound is so awful. She has an open-to-the-skull wound that is just over the size of a quarter. I just can't bear to see so much of her skull exposed... She is alive but just sitting with her eyes closed. Last night her head was bobbing and she seemed to be having trouble breathing, there was a little blood in her mouth. The only reason we didn't cull her last night is because they other one seemed to be clucking for her, and I thought maybe her presence may calm the first one down, boost her morale a bit. I am surprised she made it through the night, and now it's decision time - put her out of her misery or see if she can make it? I wiped the blood off her nose to help her breathe last night, and completely covered her skull with a huge amount of neosporin, just to use it as a kind of band-aid for now. Any thoughts here? I would assume we'd have to call a vet and get some sort of skin to graft on her head to keep it protected from infection for the long term, if we try to save her??? Any thoughts are appreciated! Thanks so much!!!