So I HAD 21 chickens, mixed batch of bantams and standard including frizzles, silkies, buff orpingtons, red and black stars just a general flock of anything that struck my fancy. This was my 3rd year with chickens. I have 7 acres of good fencing and chain link run and 4'by8'by 6' coop. I live in an area of a lot of rental duplexes. Only one corner of the property is city rest is county and I am allowed to have ANY and as MANY animals as I want. I have 3 horses and my chickens and a german shepard. There IS a leash law. So friday late afternoon I was getting ready to take the kids and meet DH in the city for a holiday concert. It was about 4 and getting duskish. 2x earlier that day I had chased off a hound mix that was skinny with teats hanging down that I had NEVER seen before. So I hear a scouffle and squaking, so I run out the back door and see the fliiping hound IN MY CHAIN LINK run with one of the black stars cornered. I run out and yell bloody flipping murder with MURDER on my mind as I had chase him off 2x before. I get to the coop (she busted the gate to get in) and DEVASTATION beyond anything O could imagine. Dead barred rock and black star in run dead bantam roo IN coop feathers and feet EVERYWHERE including around the outside of the coop.She runs past me as I was thinking I was going to KILL this dog. SO I then go to floolow her to talk to owner still with murder on my mind, and I get past my property line and there she is next door. I try to get to door and she charges me and snaps and snarls with hackels raised. SO I call 911. Tell them what has happened and they send me a policeman in about 10 minutes. I show him all the feathers the dead bodies the feet etc. I am SOOOOO mad, I ask him what I can do in future when/if dog comes back. He says I can not SHOOT the dog so close to the house(s) but says IF he threatens ME I can shoot him. I can also beat him with ANYTHINGI have at hand and I can shoot him with a pellet gun. He tells me that if dog comes BACK and he turns to me with a growl I can shoot him With a gun) and then call them as they have a report already of an aggressive dog I will have no consequences. He tellm me he will go talk to owner and see of they will pay for hens or if I will need to sue.Tels me that I WILL win and again he will speak for what he saw and have a report I can use. So he goes while I am assesing damage and trying to gather my few lone survivors. I have...7 left. Just 7 although I still have my most favorite little roo, I lost 14 chickens. Only 3 complete bodies as the dog was carrying them off and eating them. Policeman comes back and says dog is SUPER aggressive and charged him and he pepper sprayed him to no avail He THOUGHT he was going to have to shoot her as she would not let him near door. Finally he talks to owner who is of course SHOCKED to hear this but says he will pay for m chickens (we'll see about that). Told him there was a leash law he WOULD be contacting animal control about this AGGRESSIVE dog. Guy is super sorry he says and swears he will pay for my chickens. ANyway he told them I would talk to him in a few days cuz I did not want to talk to him right now. So that was friday, I only have 7 and 5 in my inside brooder. Have not talked to him yet, but dog has yet to be back out. I fixed and reinforced my coop, my survivors are just dazed, The top hen and roo still call for the other guys. My biggest 2 questions are IF I pump up a pellet gun enough could I kill the dog??? Some say yes some say no. ANd HOW do I talk to this guy cuz I keep trying to think what am I going to say and I can't help but keep coming back to if your dog is on my propery againI WILL shoot it and if I see it out I will call animal control. I still can't think about being civil. Its not the $$ so much as the fact it takes SOOO long for them to be productive. Not only am I sad I feel pretty mad about the loss the time invested. Mostly I want to know If a pump pellet gun could do the job! I have a 22 but the riffling is not the best at this point. SO I would probably need to buy another. Yea policeman was really great even though I am sure that was not his idea of a fun friday night call.