I have just been reading a disturbing post by someone who lost a bunch of chickens to her neighbors dogs. I feel really sorry for them and something does need to be done about the dogs. What disturbes me is there is four pages of people who can think of nothing but putting the dogs down. I know this will make me unpopular on this poultry site but why do chickens seem to take precedence over everything including common sense. The dogs in most cases are just doing what comes naturally. The real problem is the people who own the dogs. If we love chickens, dogs will just naturally clash with our sensibilities. If we love dogs chickens just may have the same affect on some other people. (chickens do make noise and can wander where OTHER people may not want them). Chickens are just what they have been for thousands of years: domesticated dinner. Dogs are just what they have been for thousands of years: domesticated hunters. We cannot change that in the course of a couple of years. Or 50 years. Or 100 years. What angers me most is people who are ready to kill any wild creature that happens to be looking for something to eat in their vicinity. To what appears to be a huge number of BYC bloggers any attack on a precious chicken justifies the killing of ANY predator including protected and endangered species. I hate to say it but when a chicken fancier resorts to that kind of action he/she is no better than a mindless killer animal. Stuff happens people, we need to take a deep breath before we take any kind of action. I know I just lost your vote but heck, I'm not running for anything but common sense.