I just need to rant. Our next door neighbors, who are nice people, I guess, albeit not yellow crayons in the box, have chickens and they use part of the fence that divides our yards for one side of their pen (horse fencing). They have over 20 chickens in a space designed for probably 10, and don't listen to us when we tell them that the fence isn't high enough and that the hens will fly over the coop. So far this summer they have had four hens go over onto our side and our dogs have gotten all of them save one that I got to in time-they got to a beautiful little hen today and instantly snapped its neck. Our dogs are not interested in eating the hens, they just think they're a moving toy. I feel terrible, since we have chickens ourselves (our pen is fortified with a 10 foot small squared horse fence, there's plenty of space so that they don't feel crowded and we constantly watch the chickens from our kitchen window and re-route any that do get loose) because a loss of a life is still a loss of a life. I guess we could put up more chicken wire on our side in an attempt to keep their chickens on their side and to keep our dogs from getting more bad ideas. But, it doesn't really stop ignorant people from doing ignorant things-their dogs aren't treated well all the time and the stay-at-home boyfriend is just lazy!!!!!!! ARGH!!!!!!!!!