I'm not happy at all! My two puppies are just gonna hafta go. They attacked my chickens twice today. No one was killed, thankfully, and no major injuries, but one of my prettiest hens no longer has tail feathers and was really shaken up this morning. I felt terrible! The first attack happened just after sun-up. I don't know how my female dog got out but I assume she jumped the fence to her pen in a weak spot we haven't had the money to fix and started chasing them around. My BF got outside before me and saw that the dog had his favorite hen pinned to the ground against the fence. He ripped the dog off her and threw her back into her pen and helped the hen get untangled and she ran off, looking all beat up. When I got out there he was telling me about it and I was able to catch her and feel her all over, no blood, no open wounds of any kind and I felt no broken bones. I let her go back into the coop to recooperate. I watched closely because I've read in other threads that after someone else's hen was attacked but survived the other chickens in their flock picked on the injured bird, but that didn't happen to mine so I let her remain with her friends. She mainly slept all day in the shade, but by this evening I saw her drinking plenty of water and even came over to get some treats I presented them with. I think she's going to be alright. Just as I was treating them, I've recently allowed mama hen and my 7 chicks out for a while in the evenings and two of them wandered into the pen with the dogs. They are just small enough to fit through the calf panel on the gate. Not wanting to attract attention for the dogs, I walked over as quickly, but casually as possible and tried to get my six year old to grab their collars (she was playing in the pen with the dogs at the time) but you know how six year olds are, they stand there looking at you saying "huh?" well that was enough hesitation for the dogs to see me and came running over to chase the chicks. Both made it out pretty quickly and without any injury, but I'm shook up because I can't seem to control my dogs instincts I guess. They are only 6 months old, but they aren't working out and I'd rather find them good homes than to find a dead chicken or something. I don't know how bad it's going to get! Anyone living in my area who knows someone wanting two sweet outside puppies? They are half Great Pyrenees, the other half I think is German Shepard. They are wonderful with my children and my donkey, but they have a chasing need in them. I hate to do it, but I like my chickens more. My BF just wanted to shoot them, there's no way I could let him though. So please, if anyone can help me re-home them I would really appreciate it. Here's a picture of the two of them Here's a pic of the female (Dixie) standing on her hind legs next to my 5 year old. The dog was 4 months old in this pic. They are soooooo sweet and just want to be loved, but I got them to protect my chickens and other critters and they are just terrorizing them instead.