I have two hens, they've only been with us three weeks...and we're already laying and very happy free range in the day, in coop at night. We're on a lifestyle block. One got very lethargic a week ago and then last night while I was out with the horses the other one who WAS very happy pecking away by the stables was attacked by our neighbours dog. I rushed over to rescue her and chased him off. Thank goodness I was outside and close by. She's limping and lost a lot of feathers. I held on to her for abut 15 minutes until I was sure she was alive still And checked for breaks, I think it's just a sprained leg...hopefully... Now I'm wondering if the dog had scared the other one now too as she went from very brave almost cheeky to timid and scared almost overnight. I have called animal control. In NZ it's illegal for owners not to contain their dogs on their own property. Such.a sad ending to a lovely Xmas eve.