We came home today to find 3 (out of 10) of our chickens dead in the yard! All three had been eaten, heads gone, legs torn off and disemboweled. We quickly started to search all over for the other chickens and within a few minutes a big golden retriever came into the yard and just stayed there looking at the dead mess! He was acting very strange and just stayed in our yard and would not leave!! We tried talking to him and calling to him but he would not come near. My husband called animal control and when the officer and the owner of the dog showed up (the dog had been missing for several hours and the owner was out looking for it!) the dog would not come to the owner and was still acting weird! Finally they got the dog to the car and the officer told us and the owner that by looking at the chickens and the dog there was no way the dog had killed the chickens. She said dogs just kill them and don't eat them and that this looked like a wild predator had done it and the dog had just come upon the scene. Later when they had left my husband found the last missing chicken (the others had been found and were safe in the coop) down over the bank behind our house in a muddy mess next to the brook. There were feathers everywhere and lots of dog prints in the mud! Does anyone have experience with dogs eating chickens and not just killing them for fun? Please help!!