Ok... So our new neighborhood is very open with no fences and dogs that roam everyone's yards. Well two dogs (I've never seen till today), a St. Bernard looking one and a three legged lab/Rottweiler looking one attacked our chickens today- ...huge quarter size gash in one that ended up needing staples, and another's back went bald from the dogs ripping it's feathers out. The larger one (St Bernard one) almost attacked our kids but luckily my hubby was right there. Never thought I would ever need to take chickens to a vet but we did. They attacked them right in front of our outdoor garage than chased them into our garage than chased them around in our backyard in the wooded area! I've been told that once dogs taste blood, they end up coming back and usually go up the "chain" in attacking and will eventually attack kids and adults. Well, we think we might know who the owners are. We want our kids to be and feel safe while they play outside and not worry about dogs eating and attacking our chickens and maybe even attacking them too. What would you do? I already called animal control and filed a report. This is the first attack we have had with a dog. I might have to say that if it comes back ready to attack again, I'm getting my shotgun out.