Hi everyone, I have seen many horror stories on here about the many predators that can attack our chickens. I knew there were risks but naively thought we didn't have any to fear where we live. I have 3 pullets in a quaratine cage (metal dog kennel on the ground). I had provided them a couple of roosts but noticed the other night that they were sleeping on the lowest roost against the side of the cage. The thought crossed my mind that I should do something but then dismissed it because we have never had any problems with any predators. We have actually never seen any snakes, raccoons, foxes, coyotes or any birds of prey. However, our neighbor recently cleaned out her barn and she said there were tons of rats for us to keep an eye out that they may come towards our house. For a week or so we were fine but all of a sudden we found rat droppings in the garage (which has a manual door and isn't sealed). We immediately took all of the animal feed out of the garage and tried to eliminate any hiding spots and set traps. We haven't seen any signs of them in the last couple of days. This morning when I checked on my chickens I walked up to my quarantine cage to find a large amount of feathers outside of the cage and one patch of feathers with a small piece of meat attached. I immediately looked to see if the pullets were all alive and they were. It appears whatever it was attacked only one of my salmon faverolles. She looked scared but alive. She has a gruesome looking wounding at the lower part of her shoulder just were the top of her wing attaches. I have separated her and protected the other chickens but I am wondering first what you think it was and how should I treat her? Neosporin? I have never had a chicken attacked (well I take that back one pullet hopped the fence free ranging and the neighbors dog killed her but nothing on our property) so I am not prepared with a chicken first aid kit. Now I have read several posts about raccoons but based on what I have read it is likely the raccoon wouldn't have given up. Is it possible since I moved my chicken food out of the garage that a rat could have done this? I have only seen posts about rats attacking chicks. Any help? This is completely my fault. I should of reinforced the quarantine cage with wire mesh.