Since our neighbour two houses up got a dog, we can't let our chickens free range anymore as his dog will definitely eat them. The only time they can come out now is in the evenings, just before roost time, and only if I'm either out there or can keep a close eye on our yard. They are totally safe as long as they stay within our fenced yard - but they often go through the fence to get to the forest/hill covered with leaves so they can scratch. Since being locked in their run, they just pace and pace and pace in front of the door. We have been keeping them in there since early winter - so it's no longer new to them, but they seriously HATE being cooped up like that. I feel so bad for them that I feel like, because of this dog, I shouldn't even bother having my chickens because I feel like their life just sucks being stuck in their run. Don't get me wrong - it's a massive run for 6 chickens.....but they definitely want their freedom back. Approaching the owner about their dog is a touchy subject, because our old dog used to run at their car every time they'd drive down the road and give them a heart attack.....plus, down by the river we all share each others property for our boats and docks...and our boat and dock are technically on their property. Not an easy situation.