I lost some chickens to two neighborhood dogs this week. I have two dogs myself, and they are great with the chickens. I trust them 100%. We live on a street where several dogs run free but they have never come this far up the street before. Well, Sunday we came home to one dead chicken and two missing. The dead one wasn't eaten or even chewed, but was just lying in the middle of the front yard dead (btw, our dogs are in the back yard). Our stand of elephant ears where the chickens like to hang out was pretty beaten down. I still wasn't thinking dog until yesterday morning when my dogs started barking like crazy. I went outside and there was two dogs rooting around in the elephant ears. I figure they must have been the ones and were back looking for more! I called animal control. They want me to contain the dogs, and I will try if they come back today. In the meantime, my chickens are in prison in their coops for the day. It might just be time to learn how to shoot. I have no idea whose dogs these are, but they aren't strays - they both had collars and tags. Darn, darn, darn - I don't want to start a neighorbood war, but I will keep my chickens safe!