I need to vent, because all my real life friends think I am nuts for caring about my chickens. This afternoon my son and I were in the living room when we heard the chickens and turkeys screaming. I ran out to find my neighbor's red hound dog tearing through the yard with a cuckoo maran in his mouth. The roosters were attacking him, the turkeys were flying on top of buildings and fences, and other chickens were flying into trees. I screamed at him as my 10 year old son goes sprinting off after him with the bb gun. The bb's didn't phase the dog. I lock the baby in the house and put on my shoes. I grab a shovel as the dog is jumping up and pulling turkeys off the top of the five foot tall coop door. He gets one of my blue slate hens and is mauling her while one of the toms is attacking the dog. I pummel him senseless with my shovel. He tries to bite me and gets away. I jump in the car and try to run him down (ok, I was ticked!). I follow him to his house where the owner's son/daughter-in-law/grandchildren are in the front yard. I chase him up on the porch and beat him while tying him back up. I told them I would kill him next time he came in my yard. I was screaming at the family and I think I burned rubber as I left the driveway . He has killed before and they LET HIM LOOSE today so he could run. If they hadn't been there I would have killed him. If I could have found the key to the .22 I would have shot him in my yard! I am not a violent person, but I am tired of it! Now they think I am a nut and my husband is worried that they will call the cops b/c I came on the property and was beating the dog in front of them. We finally found all the chickens. Two of the hens are not bleeding, but they seem like they are in shock. The blue slate hen is bald in spots, but she is not bleeding. The maran hen's head is bloody and I can't tell if her eyes are gone or if they are just swollen over.