I am sooo sad. I raised these guys up from chicks! I was actually anxiously awaiting my first eggs and the roosters had started to crow. Here is the story: We built our chicken run inside the dogs fence in our .5 acre backyard. This way the dogs would keep out any coyotes, raccoon's or possums that might try to break into out chicken coop. Well little dig we know the dogs would be the ones we should worry about. So after the first incident we ran electric fencing around the outside edge. In the beginning I tested the wire every day. But as time went by I slowly forgot about it. Apparently the fencing shorted out and the dogs broke through again. This time I was not home so I didn't know it happened. When I discovered the catastrophe there was not a chicken left of my flock! There are feathers in a few spots but I just have a hard time believing that they ate all 15 chickens. I am hoping that some flew over the fence but I have heard no crowing or scratching in the last couple of days nor have I seen any. I am so angry, livid I think is a more fitting word! I am at such a loss of what to do. I want to raise my own chickens for meat and eggs but it seems that I can't have chickens and dogs too. Im not sure if there is any way to break these dogs of killing chickens. Does anyone have any experience with this? Any suggestions? I am not in a financial position to rebuild our coop somewhere else or split the back yard. Even if we did split the yard I still think they would dig through. Uggghhh.... I am so glad I have this forum to post in... no one else seems to really care about my loss! I am hoping there are some here that will understand! Thanks!