Back in 2007 our neighbor (we'll call him Bill), lost his Husky (his first dog). We got a call from some friends of ours, saying they had a stray dog running on their property. We thought it might be Bill's dog so we told him and he looked at the dog and it wasn't his Husky but Bill took the dog anyway. (We'll call the dog Spots.) So things are going great for a while, then Bill stopped feeding her (Spots). So Spots comes up to our property and chews on our garden hose, toys, and various other things. She also started killing rabbits on our property so she got the taste of blood and liked it. (of course.) We didn't have chickens at the time, but in 2008 we got some. We told Bill to keep her off our property and he did. For a while. Soon we found out by another neighbor that Spots killed ten sheep, and we saw her eat some chickens of our neighbors. Within the last month we asked Bill what was going on and he said that he lets Spots run free at night. WHAT!?!?!?! Then we found out Spots had puppies. Then all the male dogs started showing up on our property. Now today, I let my chickens out to free range and I had to leave for ten minutes. Next thing I see is my brother chasing Spots, who has one of our chickens in her mouth! My brother had to roll her over to get the chicken out of her mouth but not in time... The chicken was suffering so we had to kill her. My mom talked to Bill, and hopefully he will now keep Spots on his propety like he said he would in the first place. Needless to say, I'm not very mad at the dog, but I am very mad at our neighbor because he was the one who was not prudent in his decision making which resulted in a loss. Our chicken who died was a good layer and the first and best mamma hen we've had. Thanks for letting me vent! I feel a lot better now! Sorry if I made you sick with ANOTHER chicken death story!