Came home from running some errands in town...wasn't gone more than an hour or so. The chickens were outside enjoying the mild weather today, despite the rain. When we came home we saw two dogs I have never seen before and a bunch of scattered gold and white feathers in front of the barn. You know the term seeing red. I jumped back in the car and chased the dogs, driving across our field. If I had caught them I probably would've run over them. Wild animals are one thing. Stray dogs are a people problem. They ran down the road towards a neighbor's house several doors down. Excuse the term, but they are dirtbags. They have been in trouble with the law several times and also they abuse their animals...either keep them tied outside with no water or shelter, or let them run loose. They are a disgrace to the rest of the neighborhood, but we can't get them to leave...our next door neighbor even offered to buy their house once in an effort to get them to go away. I don't know if these dogs were from there, I have never seen them before. I came back and called the dog warden. They will come out tomorrow, but not if there is no evidence of the dogs. I can't file a claim b/c I can't find any bodies, and b/c our dog is not licensed (she will be tomorrow). I went out and searched everywhere...there were chickens scattered hiding everywhere, and can account for all but about four or five of them. I am so worried they are injured and hiding in the woods...it is freezing and pouring rain now and supposed to turn to snow later. I took our dog out to llook...she is good at finding lost or injured chickens...she came up zip though and really had no interest at all, so maybe they are hiding in the barn. I am sure at least one of our Golden Comets is either injured or dead. The dog warden said, if the dogs come back, shoot to kill. A couple of years ago our dog would never have let those dogs come up the driveway, but she is getting older now and sleeps a lot, I think she is getting deaf too. Good dogs are hard to find.