Got a call from my wife just as I sat down at work this morning. Apparently the neighbor's dog got into our backyard neighbor's yard then came through the chain link fence of our run, killed two chickens in the run then went up the ramp and into the coop and killed six more. One bird was smart enough to fly out of the run and escape. It was a small/young husky that has been allowed to run free in our residential neighborhood. My wife had the presence of mind to take photos of the dog in the run with the dead birds before I came home. I got home as fast as I could and went out back with a shotgun just in time to see the dog get out through the hole in the fence. We then called animal control and they came out to take a report. The officer was very grateful for the photos and told me to shoot the dog if it comes back. He also mentioned that with each count of bird killed plus a dog at large charge the owners are facing over $1000 worth of fines and a mandatory court appearance. Then there's restitution for the birds. I valued them (all beginning to lay and more than half were FCBM) at $30 each. This feels like justice to me as it's someone's pet and Johnny Law is coming down pretty hard on them. I will not be so understanding if/when the dog comes back, especially with the officer's comments to me regarding "defending property". Thanks for letting me vent but dammit I worked hard raising these birds to this point (hatching, building coop, etc) and they literally just started to lay a week ago. On the upside, my wife's grandpa gave us some of his birds so we'd still have chickens. Just doesn't feel the same.