My dog has just killed my pet silky chicken. I am so shocked and upset. I went outside to see why my hens were making noise and saw my dog chasing them around the garden. I put the dog back in the house and did a head count. 2 missing. Under a bush I found my hen silky dead. The other japaese bantam hen is missing. I only had 2 silkies and they have been with me for less than 2 weeks. I am shocked because my dog has never bothered the chickens before. She is great around them and the hens were not frightened of her at all, even following her about and some would peck at my dog. I can not understand what happened. Now I can't trust my dog at all. She is 2 years old poodle mix and been around my chickens since she was a puppy. I could not find any bite marks or blood on the dead chicken - but it was really wet. The bush was beside my small pond, so I am thinking the silky jumped in there and the dog got it out. The sad thing is there is no chance of getting another silky hen because they are very rare in my country. They were the only pair I have seen in 3 years living in Thailand, and they were crazy expensive. Why is it always the ones you like the most that die? I have lots of roosters and wish it was one of them instead. I don't know what to do now, as my chickens were always free ranging and I have no run for them. I don't want to keep them locked in the coop all day when I am at work and I don't want to keep my dog shut in the house either. She used to guard the hens when I was out and keep cats out of the garden. Any advise? Right not I am so upset I want to re home all my birds and dog and have not pets at all.