Yesterday I drove into my driveway and was greeted with piles of feathers and the bodies of several of my chickens. I am devastated! I have had my girls for two years and they are wonderful! About a week before I saw a large pile of dog excrement in the pasture to the side of the chicken house and I should have set up watch then. To have some irresponsible pet owners allow their dogs to come onto MY property - literally in my front yard and massacre my chickens for the fun of it is infuriating to me!! I was a mess yesterday as we picked up what was left and disposed of them. I only had 6 hens to begin with and the dogs killed 4. We live on 30 acres and don't really have stray dogs because of the proximity to major roadways, so I know that they belong to someone who thinks its ok to let their dogs run wild. I am SO ANGRY! I will be waiting and watching for these dogs and I WILL GET RID OF THEM. I know our laws here in Texas. I want the stupid owners to feel as much pain as I do. However, anyone who lets their dogs run loose obviously does not care about their pets in the way that I care about mine, so it probably won't bother them when their dogs don't return. The good old 22 is waiting for these POS dogs - I'm not shooting to injure, I'm shooting to kill. My chickens weren't hurting anyone! I am going to miss them so much - everywhere I went, they followed behind!