I have 10 hens 1 Roster. One of my hens hatched two eggs about 3 weeks ago. I also just got 3, 3month old silkies. Yesterday i let them out in my yard which i do around 4pm everyday never had a problem. we are not fenced in but they stay in MY yard. A dog two houses down (a Beagle) came in MY yard and took my baby, and two silkies. my neighbor right next door came over to let me know she saw the dog carrying one of my chickens. So i went over to the house and looked in there trash ( this is were she told me to look) and there was my little guy only 3 weeks old. i have no clue were my silkies went. they she precedes to tell me that is all my fault for letting my chickens run around MY yard. The dog was just doing what is natural to him. OK i get that if a dog sees a chicken it will want it. but on your street you have to have your dogs fenced in or on a leash and these neighbors ALWAYS just let there older dog out the back door. ( never had a problem with that one). I have seen the Beagle out a couple of time but in never came over in our yard so i just did not think anything of it. ANYWAY back on point. YES i am part to blame i should have been watching them or had them stay in the coop. BUT i dont feel that is was all my fault. then at the bus stop this morning my son was telling her that a dog came and got our little chick. SHE went off on my 5 year old. Well your mamma should have keep them in the coop, so the dog would not get it. dogs do what a dog is going to do she just keep going. ( IT CAME ON MY PROPERTY!!!) so my question to you all is, yes im upset that i lost 3 chicks to a dog, but Im i being unfair being this made at this women or do I really just need to be made at myself for letting them out unsupervised. or as she feels letting them out at all????