I joined looking for information, since I’m having a hard time finding information online. My husband mowed Sunday, never noticed anything in the yard. Monday I was cleaning the yard, and came across a nest out in the open. I sat a patio chair over it with a big brick, and attempted arranging temporary fencing around it, but mom can still get in underneath. Yesterday it was windy and my Rott picked up the scent he was immediately curious. I lowered more fencing and since it was cold encircled the nest with straw to cut the wind. Today he got through the back, part and dragged out a couple, possibly pawed them out. I heard a loud squeal, I ran out got him in the house and accessed the damage. At first I didn’t notice anything wrong so I carefully moved the one I seen back into the nest it wiggled down in after letting it go I noticed one of the ears on the ground. We had to leave so when I got home I went back out to access everything, put a few more patio chairs out and more fencing. There was a kit just outside that wasn't there when we left. I hadn’t noticed anymore except the one. This additional one had a scrape on its head, and the nose was scraped, a bit of skin torn back, but not bleeding. I was going to access the damage if all of them and found another that was bleeding kind of in the cheek area, it was fresher, I dabbed it a bit and out it back. There’s probably 7, I didn’t want to dig them all out, plus with the covering of the chair etc they’re kind of hard to access, they’re wiggly and I didn’t want to mess with the nest anymore than I had already. I can’t find a cottontail rehabber anywhere in my area, I do have a call into a rehab person that listed mammals, but I think they’re into hawks now by the message on their machine. We live in NW Indiana in the city, but there’s a neighbors cat that hunts everything and I’ve seen hawks in the big pines behind our house. If mom comes back this evening or in the morning will she attempt cleaning them up? If one does die, does she take them out of the nest, should I check in on them tomorrow to see if they’re still alive. I read online that she will be back to feed them and saw her originally Monday after I put the chairs/fence up, but nothing about those questions I just asked. I don’t want them to suffer, but if they can pull through naturally with no more intervention I’ll let them be and do my best to keep my dog away. Thanks in advance for any advice, this is more stress than I wanted to deal with at this time.