I knew i was more than lucky to be free ranging 11 birds w/o incident for almost a year. last night i came home and one of my sex links were missing. i searched thinking it got dark before she had a chance to get to the coup, highly unlikely since she's usually the first one home. well then i discovered large mounds of feathers strews about the ground alongside my house. we searched all night for hours, bringing our dogs out to see if they could catch a scent. no avail, driving around the neighborhood thinking MAYBE we would see a dog along side the road helping himself to a free meal. There were giant dog tracks walking right into my chicken run. HUGE! i have a 110lb lab and they were about the size of his feet. i know this dog is prob going to come back and claim the rest of my flock and there is just nothing i can do. i feel awful. but i know that my girls, including tonya have had the best care and a very good life. i just wish it wasn't cut so short. she's the hen in my avatar. i was hoping this day would never come, but mark my words, if i see this dog, i't's taget practice for me!