i let the chickens, ducks, and guineas out today to graze because we had some beautiful weather. a few hours later i hear noise outside. the neighbors coon hound was chasing my chickens. i shot up in the air and scared it off. i went to pick up my daughter from school, and my mother called to tell me the dog was after my chickens. i hurried home, and grabbed the shotgun. i went out and the dog was gone again. i have told my neighbor to keep his dog tied, i have even helped him catch the dog 4 or 5 times. i went to talk to him again. he said the dog had slipped his collar and pushed over 2 of his cages and killed his game roosters. he had been trying to catch him all day. we went back to my house and the dog came back. he runs away anytime he sees a gun. so i got to thinking. i have a good loving pit bull that usually keeps him out of the yard. i had him put up at the time because he likes to chase the guineas when they fly out of the coop. i couldn't shoot the hound dog so i let out "bullet". well needless to say "bullet" and my 9 year old lab mix "muddy" jumped the dog and held him down till the owner could get hold of him. they chewed the hound up pretty good maybe he won't come back but he probably will, and i will have to shoot him. "bullet" had now earned a place in our home as a protector of my property.