Well, closed the coop tonight thinking I had everybody in... I was wrong Left 3 of our 4 dogs out, a few minutes later Dixie, our rescued Husky came back with my cuckoo polish roo in her mouth I quick opened the door for her (she was very proud of herself, and was bringing him to me ) & got him away from her. His neck was completely limp. I even moved his head around to double check because there was no blood like happens when they do have a broken neck. I felt terrible, and was looking at the poor guy, when I realized he just BLINKED at me His neck was still completely limp though, so I figured she simply didn't "successfully" complete the job. Plus, his legs were limp, wings just hung... Figured he was definitely paralyzed. I asked DH to do the deed, but he told me to wrap him up & put him under a heat lamp, and see how he is in the morning. I didn't want to prolong any suffering, but DH insisted, so that's what I did. Well, I went out to check on the roo (figuring he'd most likely be in chicken heaven), and found him sitting up, looking around, on the other side of his pen from the blanket! Apparently he played possum, that is the only explanation I can come up with... I don't care what he did, it saved his life! Do chickens often do this, or did he simply faint because he was so scared?? Here he is: Here's the perpetrator: Dixie always brings her toys to me when she first picks them up, and she doesn't hold them tight - she actually shoves them as far back in her mouth as she can. I think she thought that since it didn't move, it was just another toy, and she wanted me to throw it for her I'm lucky it was her and not the 4th dog that I hadn't left out. The smallest one, but the deadliest too. "Possum" as I have now re-named my roo, has some feathers missing on his back, but no outter injuries that are serious. I'm just and praying there aren't any internal injuries that I cannot help. ** hope this was the correct topic to put this under!