I have lost two chickens in the past week and rescued one of my girls literally from the jaws of a new dog in the neighborhood. Now there seem to be two new dogs that look identical to each other, big red pit bull types. They have been coming around for about a week now and I'm just sick about it! I would love to do the SSS, but they are too darned fast! By the time I see them, they see me and run away before I can react. It is just wrong, wrong, wrong, that people don't take care of their own animals and let them wander the neighborhood. Animal Control will only come out if I can trap the dogs, and then they will come within a couple of days. I'm not going to get close enough to these big brutes to even try! If I shoot one and injure it, then I'm in trouble for animal cruelty. My chickens look to me for their safety, and I'm not able to protect them right now. I'm so angry and frustrated! Sooner or later hubby is going to have to dig a big hole or two! Meanwhile, the one girl I rescued is pretty much skinned alive, but is recovering. She will be a house chicken for a long, long time before she can go outside. I shudder to think what a rooster mounting her would do to her right now.