I read the posts about all the other losses today. I am so sorry for your losses and I am in the same situation. I lost 4 of my 6 hens. I come home from work to find a dog chaseing one of the 2 hens that escaped. I called to the dog and it came right to me. I threw the dog in a shed and called the police. They asked if I knew what kind of dog it was. I said yes and they put me on hold for what seemed forever. The owner reported the dog missing that morning. And the police where on there way over with the owner to get the dog. Personally I wanted it destroyed. I heard many times in BYC that a dog will come back again if on the loose. I never got to speak to the owner, but the police said she felt horrible. I would hope so!!! She wrote me a check for the 4 hens and drove away with HER DOG! And here I'm left with 4 dead pets, a horrible mess to clean up. Not to mention I now had to explain to my 4 yr old daughter that we now only have 2 hens. I thought for sure the run was secure. The animal managed to break away a small area of fencing that was attached to the coop. Squished itself through a 2 foot by 4" gap it created and proceeded to go about destroying my girls. It did not try to eat any of them. This was a game for this dog, and my hens were it's toy. It even managend to get into the coop door my girls use that is 1' X 1'. My girls bairley fit through this. And this dog was approx. 60 to 70lbs. I did find my other 2 girls honkered down in long grasses. As many times as I called they didn't come. We had to search. When I did find them they did'nt move at all even thought I was standing right there talking to them. So for those that loose a bird you can't find because of a horrific event you need to look very close. I barely saw them and lucky I did. My husband and I decided to get more girls, but we are placing up a electric fence first that will zap the HE#% out of anything else that even thinks of getting near them. The other hard part is I am a Pet Groomer...I have to work tomarrow.......HOW!!! I'm so upset by this I can't stop crying and at this point I don't want to look at any dog. Let alone touch one and make it look pretty.