I just want to say a BIG Thank you to Natalie Ross and all the experienced chicken owners who have posted information about taking care of chickens who have wounds. You just might have saved my brave buff Orp. roo. We've been proud owners of chickens for 7 months without any hitches until now. A big black German Shepherd who would give the coyotes out here a run for their money attacked our flock 3 weeks ago. This dog came from no where. We live in the boonies with our nearest neighbor living 5 football fields away. We found out later this dog lived up the other road in our small town over 4 miles away, and it was not his first offense. Other neighbors had their chickens attacked by this dog. One neighbor in particular lost over 10 hens the same day our flock was attacked. Lucky for us ( and our hens) our brave buff orpington roo saved our flock and he was the only one injured. This is why we our trying to save him. We figure any roo who does his duty to protect the flock deserves a chance to survive. He has a much larger wound than I originally thought, but it's been three weeks and so far so good. He just may make it yet, so thank you so much for the wound care advice given in certain threads. Because of you our roo may make it. Thank you.