We've had our rooster less than a week. He was attacked by a small dog today and so far it really doesn't look good. No obvious life threatening injuries. He is missing feathers near his vent and on his back, but no bleeding. He can stand, but isn't walking or taking any food or water. He pooped once and it appeared normal (no blood). He has a hard time holding his head up. He can do it but not for very long and he ends up standing with his head resting on the ground. My husband found him during the attack. The dog was shaking him so I'm worried about brain damage. What would the symptoms of brain damage be in a rooster? I assume that if his neck was broken that he wouldn't even be able to stand. Right now he is in a dark, quiet room. I've wrapped him with a towel. I'll try to force some electrolyte fluids in him later this afternoon if he's still alive. He seems to be getting more and more lethargic so my hopes aren't very high. The poor guy. He had the best personality ever so I'm very upset that this happened to him. Ironically, I was out buying an incubator when he was attacked. Hubby left the dog outside and forgot to put her up before he left. When he got home it wasn't a pretty sight. Hubby was about to put him out of his misery but then he stood up on his own so we're waiting it out to see how he does. Are we wasting our time? I don't want to make him suffer if it doesn't seem like he's going to make it but I hate to put him down if there's a chance that he'll pull through. Tough choices!