We had our first major predator attack today. Because of the threads I've read on this forum I had the proper first aid kit ready to use and the knowledge to know what to do without wasting time. Because of you guys I didn't freak out when I found a huge hawk on top of my favorite D'Uccle hen, Ginger. What's more- I think she's going to make it! I was inside on BYC reading when I heard a chicken trying to come in the back door -which is very odd. My chickens don't care for the house at all and I'm okay with that. Anyway, I went out to check it out and found a big ole' hawk on top of a chicken. To my dismay, it was Ginger and the hawk seemed to already have a good grip on her. Luckily, it wasn't quite good enough because he left her there on the ground instead of taking her with him when I charged at him (in retrospect, I'm not real sure what I would have done against a 5 ft wingspan and razor sharp talons but the hawk thought I had something on him so I'm okay with that). She was very still when I picked her up but opened her eyes and coo'ed at me. Then I saw the hawk feather clamped in her beak. She lost a lot of feathers and got a single puncture wound (not very deep) on the underneath side of her wing along with some scratches on her torso beneath the same wing. I brought her in, kept her warm (it was raining and cold), and cleaned the wound before applying BluKot as I didn't feel additional antibiotics were necessary. After that, I brought her BFF inside for a few hours. Now BFF is back in the coop and Ginger is talking to me quietly from her roost in the hospital cage (a smallish parrot cage I got on craigslist). She's pecking at food but refusing water. I'll give her til the morning before I start worrying, though.