Got a wonderful notice on my door from our local 'Animal Control', someone gave a description of my dog and said he killed a few of their chickens. I thought that can't be, my dog is in the back yard right now. I went outside and looked at our fence... and sure enough darn dog broke through the gate... and I don't mean he pushed it open because it is chained shut with a master lock (because of his constant escaping). He bent that hard metal rod that holds the chain-link fencing inside the gate frame. (Blasted Dog!) I don't know these neighbors but if my dog did it, I feel terrible about it as I know many people think of their chickens as pets and the time and investment that goes into them. I am sooooooo ticked off at my dog and almost wished the catcher would have gotten him. On top of that I will probably have to pay a large fine or have him put down (or both). My brother will also have to work something out for his dog, because I've been housing him for a couple months and he tags along with mine. I've had my coop build on hold for the past three months, still hoping to get my own little flock going sometime this year, but there seems to be set-backs at every turn.