While our chickens were having their sunday morning sabbatical, a large yellow lab came into the yard and tried to have one of them for lunch. The chicken made a racket and the dog dropped the chicken and took off while we came running to the chicken's defense. After coaxing all the chickens back into the coop we examined the one that had been bit. It appears the dog mostly got a mouth full of feathers, and just punctured a little bit of the skin. There was very little blood and just a small 1 inch tear to the skin. We cleaned it up with saline solution and put some triple antibiotic cream on it and covered it with gauze held in place with a loose ace bandage around the bird, under her wings (it's near her tail) She is now resting reasonably comfortably in a cat carrier in our basement guest bedroom. She's eating and drinking and making sad pathetic chirping noises. She seems to be pretty resilient and doing well but I am concerned that she's going to be lonely, socially isolated and maladjusted to the outside temperature. Should we put the cat carrier out in the coop? Just during the day? At night? Take her out for visits? How long do we need to keep her inside? Do we need to do anything else to make sure the skin heals? It looks like the bite only got through the skin, not the fat, there is no sign of muscle. Also, having spray saline on hand was incredibly useful!