I lost 5 of my chickens~I went a way for the day, and they were free ranging. I suspect dogs, as bodies were left and some of my other chickens are missing tail feathers, so catch, kill, and go after another makes sense. After reading thru other posts tonight I learned the SSS method. If I ever see another dog on my property, that is the way he (they) will be dealt with. My real question is...I think one of the five may have attempted to get away by going underneath a shed. The smell...well, horrendous is mild. I can't get to it (and at this point 3 days later in 110 degree heat, nor do I want to) How long til it decomposes? It wasn't the biggest one, which was a cochin, nor was it a bantam, maybe 6 pounds....any ideas or suggestions?