Quote:The raccoon went up a tree and stayed there while we gathered the girls and put them in their (now) very secure coop. Could she get rabies? I didn't think chickens could. Could I get rabies from handling her? Geez, I've already been picking her up and putting her down. She's very, very out of it. Not sure she can see - although that might be the shock. She did eat a bit of yogurt off my finger though, but isn't moving much (she's standing up). This is something that would be prudent for you to follow up on...just to make sure and be cautious. Did you come in contact with the saliva from the coon? Maybe call a hospital e.r today or your dr./health dept tomorrow. I don't know if chickens can become rabid. I was bitten by a chipmunk a couple of years ago..went to the E.R...fortunately the er dr looked up chipmunks and they don't get rabies...I still have to have a tetanus shot, and a round of antibiotics. If I were you and you see the coon dispatch it and call the local authorities...don't shoot it in the head though...They won't be able to test it. Good luck and keep us posted.