I have read for a long time about peoples problems with dogs attacking their chickens. Well it finally happened. Two different neighbors and two different dogs came in an attacked my flock in my yard at the same time.. Unfortunately for me , we came home at the end of the attack with the predators still lurking around. Knowing who the owners of the dogs were, I immediately went to their doors. One neighbor, who raises his own chickens and cattle, had HIS OWN chickens killed by his dog. He didn't do anything about it and did not restrain the dog. I told him what happened, he apologized and said the situation would be taken care of. Two minutes later as I returned home, I heard two gun shots ring out.. No more dog. I went to second neighbor they were not home. I called Animal Control, they came immediately. Took a report and he did tell us" we had the right to protect our home and property by whatever means necessary". They posted a confinement order on the door of the second neighbor.. This neighbor came to the house the following day and paid us for our birds( 4 in total) and said that because the dog was a pit bull they were going to place the dog with another family.They were concerned about it being around their small children, now that it had tasted blood. We were offered the option to press charges against both neighbors but decided not to in the attempt to keep the neighborhood friendly. It could have gone a lot differently and I am please with the way the responsible parties owned up to their responsibilities for their animals behaviors. Unfortunately my flock suffered, I suffered. But I know now that I in fact do have good neighbors, although maybe a little naive.