I'm sure some of you will be judgemental and make this to be my fault... but here we go anyways. Luckily, it was a rainy day today and kinda muddy... I wasn't going to let my chickens out until things cleared up. I went out to have a smoke randomly because my husband called and I finished a book with my daughter. There in my chicken run was this HUGE dog who I just happened to know belonged to a neighbor a few down's parents who have only been visiting a few days. She had SHREDDED the fencing around the run. I'm in shock, I figured a dog would dig under, so I buried some fencing on the outside to keep the dogs and such from doing that. Never had a problem before, and we have a TON of strays. I keep a pellet gun to shoot the dogs if they come around, and so far we've had good control. (My rooster has done a number on quite a few of the cats around here and they really stay shy of the coop now!) Well the entry door to the coop where everyone made it ok, is only 12"x12". The dog couldn't fit. Everyone is safe, but freaked out! (My broodies refused to budge from their eggs though.... lets hope they don't lose their broodiness after this.) While trying to deal with the neighbor and their dog there were some kids fishing on my pond and throwing my landscaping rocks into the pond. They don't even live in my neighborhood... they were just on my property so I asked them to leave. After several threats and cussing at me... I was 2 seconds from calling the cops... I am NOT in the mood at this point. So I've decided to buy some fence to go up at the end of the property where they are cutting through my bushes. I usually let them fish from within the wooded area... but not by my plant beds and when we're building things right now. I just don't need anyone getting hurt. I am so mad I could just cry... yet through all this, I was as nice as I could be. I didn't shoot the dog because it had a collar and I saw it before. I guess the worst part was the lady's daughter started snapping at me about the strays and how I need to better protect my chickens, and what if it was another dog and just happened to see her's? I mean REALLY!? And the kids talking back to me? Why do I waste my time being nice when I'm so angry?!!? The lady's daughter did come back and apologize, and I really needed that at the point. They're being really good about it. I guess its just something I don't want to deal with today, thats' all. Somehow everyone is making me feel like that bad guy.