I made the incredibly stupid and naive mistake of trusting my dog around my bird. Stupid! Stupid! Stupid! I read your posts and somehow thought I knew better. She killed one of my layers today. I came home to find black feathers everywhere. After searching and searching I found my girl. She had gone to die in a empty potting container. I feel sick and just want to cry. Lesson learned in a horrible, horrible way. We will be rebuilding their run to accommodate the chickens 24 hours a day. There will be no more free ranging unless I am out there. Period. Nor will any of my dogs ever be trusted around them again. I feel like crap...as I should. (((sigh))) What was I thinking?!