Well no one else showed up today so I have 5 hens and 6 roosters out of 28 plus the 9 youngsters that are all gone. 1 hen has a wound and a lot of feather loss took her to the vet and she is on AB's for 5 days and cleaning the wound 2x a day for 5 days. I am trying to calculate what they owe me and have come up with this so far what do you think. 9 2 month olds have cost me so far cost of chicks $92.89 2 bags feed $27.98 bedding $3.99 total $124.86 Egg loss from these girls based on the calculations I found on BYC 6 eggs a week for 52 weeks sold for $1.50dz = $39.00 x 9 = $351.00 Total cost and loss $475.86 The older hens 7months I am not sure what to base their cost so far on. I am not replacing anyone right now and most likely will get chicks in the spring so should I do POL replacement cost plus the bag of feed per hen and then the egg loss for each? 8 dead hens @ $20 =$160 1bag feed each @$12.00 =$96.00 (they were on Dumor and the new ones were on purina) Egg Loss 8 x $39.00 =$312.00 Total $568.00 How do I figure the 9 dead roos. I was going to cull about 1/2 of the origianl total and loved some of the others so much I was just going to set up a bachelor pad for them would $10 @ be enough that would be $90 I will be charging the vet bill for today and 1 month of egg loss for her will on AB's. egg loss $3.00 vet bill ? Grand total would then be $1136.86 plus the vet bill I also don't know what to do about there dogs my sister says I should have them put to sleep which I don't see I am a dog person and it is the dogs fault is the peoples fault. this is a rural area and people just let their dogs run they don't get it. My one friend said I should have them help set up and partially pay to safely enclose an area for my chickens I dont' know? I know that they will be back. My son wants to go tell them to put a fence up and keep their dogs in it. Sorry Rambling on this part because they should be responsible for controlling their animals don't know if they will. I shouldn't have to go through extra drama to keep my animals safe on my property. These dogs live a mile a way. blah blha. better stop there. Update 12/9/09 My neighbor came by today and cleaned out my driveway for me and told me he turned in my amount to his insurance. We will see what happens.