Poor chicken

Our elderly Cochin was with the rest of our flock pecking at the scratch ( chicken treat ) when the rooster decided to jump on her back. It was clear what he had in mind but he literally flattened her. I chased him off straight away but it was too late he had already damaged her. She did not want to get up although she was not making any noise and seemed alert.

Rob carried her very gently to our large dog cage and made her as comfortable as possible. She is eating and drinking ok but not moving around. We will monitor over the next couple of days and see if she gets better. If not it may be time for the one way walk into the woods. That would be such a shame. It’s amazing how attached you get to these animals, they all have their own little ways and personality. Keep your fingers crossed for good news