You can and are choosing to keep your stock any way you like... but its not working is it?.. Your birds are getting killed and you are having problems with dogs on your land.
My birds are in safe if a big dog proof run.. they free range when I am at home. I have no problems with dogs killing them anymore....
I don't have to worry or stress about it.. I don't have to get into arguments with the neighbours and I don't have to buy guns and ammo. I don't have to waste my time shooting dogs and hiding the evidence... I don't understand why anyone would like to do things that way.
Sure you kill some neighbours dogs.. and dispose of them so know one knows what you did... but then more dogs will come.. neighbours will buy more dogs.. or they will come from somewhere else... and also other predators.. so you will always be loosing birds, getting upset, loosing money.. having to buy more ammo and kill more animals.. its a vicious circle.
It is working just fine for me, I don't have problems with predation from dogs because I don't tolerate it and remove the problem. People do not need to house their chickens in a dog proof run people can raise their stock as they like, I don't worry about buying guns and ammo because I have plenty and always will and as far as wasting my time shooting a dog, my preferred bullet travels about 3000 feet per second, I figure that's time well spent. As far as a dog attack being an act of God, you make jabs at me to pray and whatnot, you are ignorant, I am not even a religious person but I know this much, a predator attack from a wild animal happens at the whim of a wild animal, that is considered an act of God as far as I'm concerned much the same as if you hit a deer that jumps out in front of your car your insurance company considers it as such and does not necessarily raise your rates for getting in an accident as they would had you been at fault hitting another car, wild animals will do as they will no matter what, dogs on the other hand have a human keeper, said dog attacking your chickens is not an act of God but rather an act of a person who has no respect for the property of others in letting that dog run property in which he has no business. You did in fact tell me how to run my property by stating that anyone who doesn't build strong dog proof fences is lazy. I also do not hide a darn thing from anyone, if I have to shoot a dog I immediately call the sheriff's department and report the situation, they will come and investigate the situation finding I was completely withing my legal right to protect my livestock and proceed to levy the proper fines against the offending dog owner. I don't know how things work in Thailand but here in rural America a person still has a right to run his outfit the way he sees fit on his own property. How is ranging a flock on a 40 acre property any different than ranging cattle on a 40 acre property? Are we supposed to keep cattle in dog kennels to keep them safe from roaming dogs when a single strand electric wire fence will contain cattle just fine?