My Mother lives in the house behind mine, Walk thru the backyard into her backyard... My son and his girl and baby moved in with mom because she has a BIG house, lots of room, all by herself, Besides he has always been Nana's boy! Well... He also brought his dog, that he does not show much responsibility for. Mom does it all. Maggie (the dog) is a sweety pie to other dogs, cats, kids, and people, but Nick (my DS) lets her run loose and she has gotten a few of my chickens. The first time, she got my phoenix roo, but he got away with all his feathers missing from his back and tail. a small cut on his back that I nursed and it healed very well. I threw a fit to Nick and Mom and they apologised, and swore it would not happen again. But it did! She got loose again and killed a couple of cochin babys I hatched that were just a couple months old. I literally beat the pee out of her, and threw yet another fit!! My fits are not working. Today, Maggie gets out of the house and attacks my Turkey Roo that is about 5 months old. He got away but has a lot of feathers missing from his back and tail!! But my Phoenix roo was not so lucky, and he is no longer with us. I am so mad!! I have threatened to take the dog to the pound if I catch her. She is now in the basement at Moms house. The huge dilemma for me is that this dog belongs to family members and I do not want to cause a family feud. My son and my mother!!!! Not to mention they have my only grandson. 8 months old, and apple of my eye!! I have never had a problem before Nick moved in there with his dog. and I have a coop with an attatched run, but the run is not closed in on the top, and only a few of the chickens are able to get out, or at least have ever tried. the run is huge and would take a lot to cover the whole top. probably 10, 50ft x5ft. rolls of the plastic garden netting that I can get from Home Depot for $14.00. That is the cheapest route I have found so far. But I do not have the money for that right now! I am barely working and making just enough money to get by on. Nick just got layed off from work and has no money either, so asking him for the money isnt an option. I guess Im gonna have to start a family feud! Its not fair that his pet should be allowed to come over here in my yard and kill my pets!!! I am so mad. and Im tired of crying over this, and trying to keep peace with them. They do not understand why I am so upset.... They are just chickens..... UUUHHH, I dont think so!!!