So apparently a dog came to check out my birds today while my husband and I were gone. My husband and I had a DR appt today so I skipped out of class early so I could come home and get some stuff taken care of before we had to leave. Well I came home to find bodies, feather clumps, and injured birds everywhere it even went into the coop and attacked/killed birds. I was in a state of shock, and noticed Gobbles my gobbler was missing, but I couldn't find a body I didn't really care about anything else, he is my absolute favorite bird. He is so friendly and loves to show off when we have visitors. There were feather clumps and feather trails throughout at least 1/2 acre through the woods and creek. He had to be fighting the dog the whole way. I couldn't find his body and it was bothering me I just wanted to know where he was dead or alive. At this point my husband came home and surveyed the damage and confirmed it was most likely a dog (the neighbor's beagle mix is always wondering around). We went up to the house to get ready to leave and I looked out the back window as I was getting dressed and low and behold out comes gobbles from down the hill. He must have chased that dog almost 1/2 mile home up two hills even. He is missing most of his feathers and has some puncture wounds and a big gash to the bone on his back. I am so proud of him and mad that he did that. If he wasn't fending off the dog who knows how much more damage it would have done. I cleaned him up and have him in the house...I am hoping he makes it he is such a good bird. Damage done: It killed 17 chickens that we know of, 1 turkey poult, at least 3 other injured chickens and 1 injured gobbles.