I heard my chickens going crazy this morning and heard dogs barking and I looked out the window and three huge dogs were surrounding the sides trying to break in. I screamed at them for a minute before they ran off. They had tore a soft ball size hole in the chicken wire and had several other places where they tried to tear the wire up. One of my hens had blood on her wing but we can't find any injuries so i think it maybe came from the dog getting cut on the wire. One more minute and I know they would have all been dead. I need some opinions. I do not know whose dogs they are. We live in the country and trying to find out where they came from would almost be impossible. I have drove around for a few miles trying to see if I saw them in someones yard but many houses are off the road so it's almost like looking for a needle in a haystack. I called animal control and they said we had the legal right to shoot them. What if we aren't home and they kill all of our chickens? I don't know what to do and I'm really upset now. What would some of you do? Any way to deter dogs away? My husband said an electric fence but we have 6 different coops so that will not be easy. Irresponsible animal owners really tick me off! I don't like to kill things but we have a lot of time and money in our chicken raising for some dogs to come through and kill our flock. I love all my chickens and want to protect them! Any opinions would be appreciated...Thanks!