Oh man. I could've lost my whole flock today. Was walking upstairs to hitch the laundry basket... looked outside... Saw our Backyard GATE OPEN Saw a BIG GERMAN SHEPHERD near the fence Looked everywhere for the chickens... couldn't FIND them Ran outside, grabbed something to protect my chickens... shut the gate immediately... Looked all around the yard; and finally, you know what? They were tucked in some shrubbery clucking at me, confused why I was running around the yard like a madwoman. Gave me a heart attack, it was so scary. Had I not noticed then... that dog may have made quick work of the flock. My random story for today.