Our neighbor's dog has been over to our place a handful of times. We have three sides of our yard fenced. The fourth side isn't fenced completely--mostly because our animals don't go over that way. The very back part is fenced, but we stopped as we got closer to our house and barn because we are social with the neighbors on that side. He crosses into our yard when he mows diagonally or tills his garden. A fence would mess that up for him. Our animals don't go in his yard-mostly because the barn/driveway and other visual boundaries are over there. All the yummy shrubs/food treats and animal housing is on the other side of the yard. For the past few weeks, a neighbor's beagle dog keeps coming here. She chases our chickens and makes me angry. I've taken her home a handful of times and so have my kids. My daughter took a leash, two food bowls, dog food, etc to "help" them keep her in their yard. I offered them a free dog kennel to lock her in when they leave. So we've been nice about it. The last time, I told the owner that the next time, it would be a bad day for all of us because I wasn't going to tolerate it anymore. My chickens are only out when I can watch them and they stay in their yard. They should feel safe in their own yard. I realize I'm putting them at risk - to some extent. If a chicken left my yard and got killed, my fault. If a hawk or owl swooped down, again, my fault. However, I don't feel like my chickens should have to be locked up when I'm out watching them. They are locked up if I leave or if I can't watch them and at night. This morning, Beagle dog came back. I didn't see her at first, I just saw my chickens run out from behind the tree clucking and having fits. That's when I saw her...and she was chasing them biting the chickens in the rear, ripping feathers out. I ran out and snatched her up by the scruff. I put her in a crate and ran out to count my girls. I was missing three. I took out some cold melon to help them forget about the traumatic morning. I took my little game rooster to the middle of the yard to crow. Two came out of hiding right away. The third I had to go find. She had found a hidey-hole near the fence line and was shaking. I got her out and looked her over. Missing feathers and shock but no visible damage. I gave her treats and took her in my big barn. I opened the barn door and the coop so they could go to whichever felt safest to pull themselves together. Even with treats, the 14 of them were stressed and looking for their friends. The stupid Beagle broke out of the crate and did it AGAIN! I had called animal control already and it had been over an hour. I called AC back and told them to disregard, I was going to handle it myself. Within minutes, AC was at my door--faster than I could get into the gun safe. They took her away. I had to go search for my chickens again. I found them all. Some are missing feathers. I need to REALLY look them over once they calm down. They are hanging extra close to the barn and coop. A couple are hiding under the deck. All are walking, eating and drinking. However--I'm furious with my neighbor. Do I call and let them know? Do I wait until they call around asking if anyone's seen their dog? I'm not quite sure what to do. I was out there. I did my best to protect my chickens. I realize this is partly my fault for not having them enclosed. Part of me wants to put all of the blame on the dog owner though. MY chickens were outside under MY supervision. This should've never happened. I still don't want to lock them up. Several people on my street have dogs and chickens that co-exist just fine. My dogs do too. I have four and none of them would hurt a chicken. We only have one family in our neighborhood that ruins it for everyone else. I'm so tired and fed up.