Insight, please? We live out in the country with a couple acres and have great neighbors. But. They have 2 dogs who roam pretty free. They've gone mole hunting in my front yard, which I let go... They've gotten into our roadside trash waiting for pickup, the owners cleaned it all up... Our house sat empty for a long time before we bought it, so the dogs got used to hanging out wherever they wanted. Our neighbors told us if they come over, we can just tell them, "Go home!" and they will. I have not found that to work particularly well, but I can usually encourage them off our land without too much hassle. I don't particularly like dogs... When we first got home from running errands this morning, the neighbor's 14yo barely-walking dog came out from around back of our house and headed straight home... that's when we found that we'd had some kind of attack. Feathers EVERYWHERE. One dead chicken outside the fence, injured chickens hiding all over the place. We dug out 7 of our 14 layers from the bushes and trees, there was the 1 dead, the other 6 returned home over the course of the day. We went across the street after we searched around, they "don't think either of their 2 would". I was inclined to agree. Some are completely untouched, just really skittish and nervous. Some are missing feathers and have small injuries on their backs. Some have much larger injuries on their backs. None are injured anywhere else. Just the tail/back. And none of them (including the one who didn't make it) look 'eaten', just roughed up. The last one, she hobbled over from across the street... where the 2 dogs live... and she is by far the worst. Kinda makes the "they probably wouldn't" harder to swallow. So conflicted about what to do NOW... By law, I can take down an animal on my property, especially one who is killing my livestock. That would complicate neighborly relations, to say the least. Plus, man, I don't want to fire at a pet. Is there such a thing as a "dog-proof fence"?? This really complicates the plans for the meat-chicks' outdoor enclosure! Thoughts/insight?