Yesterday, our neighbours two alsatian puppies managed to get into our garden and attacked three of our four girls. Luckily the dogs are only small and probably thought they were playing ... but they have inflicted damaged. Two only seem to have lost a few feathers but the other - Dolly - looks as though there are bite marks on her back and quite a lot of feathers missing. Today we checked and her back looks very sore and the skin swollen. She is eating and drinking but is keeping herself to herself and is not the happy character she normally is (understandably). She can walk around ok but can't manage to hop up onto a low perch so we guess it's sore if she tries to flap. The question is ... can anyone suggest what we should do to stop infection and help the healing process. We live in a small rural village in Hungary. We don't have access to a Vet easily here (and as chickens are kept only for meat and eggs ... not pets, we probably wouldn't be able to find one that would do anything except kill her anyway). We thought about cleaning the wound with salt water. Is there anything else we could do? Can anyone suggest medication for adults / children that we could get from the local chemist and use in a smaller dosage etc? All suggestions greatly received! This first year of poultry rearing sure has been a steep learning curve but we wouldn't be without the girls now! It's amazing how defensive you get. I don't know who is more shocked - Dolly or us! It'