i have this guy who buys chickens from me. and every 3-6 months he'll contact me wanting to buy another hen because one of the hens i sold him died. once it was at the hands of a neighbor dog, but he's not sure. a couple of times it was his own dog (lab) that killed his chickens when his kids accidentally let the dog out into the yard where the chickens were. another time he came home and one of his hens was gone. i think it's been about 5 times of different things that's happened to where they're killed by something or the other. personally, i don't want to sell to him anymore. i had a trio of silkies listed and he called wanting to get them. they were $60 for the trio and the trio was about 6 months old. i did not want to sell to him cuz i knew they would eventually get killed. don't get me wrong, birds die at my house too, but i also have birds that have been around for a long time. my LGD protects my flock. i go out every night making sure they are locked up so predators can't get to them also. but $60 is alot of money so i thought maybe he would be more protecive of them since they cost so much. then he asked if i could keep them for a couple of weeks because he's going on vacation and will pick them up when he gets back. that really rubbed me wrong and so i told him i don't hold birds. i ended up selling them to another couple. well, now i have some laying hens up for sale again and just got and email that he would like to purchase some. i feel bad that i'm putting them into harm....which is silly since i sell my hens at the local trade days and who knows what happens to them from those sales. but for some reason, i just feel sad about selling them to this guy.