Well I've gone through 2 flocks of chickens this year, thanx to the neighbors dog. First this spring, my very first chickens, so sweet and tame....after 2 months in their coop the dog next door came over and literally scared them all to death. Didn't even bother to eat any of them, she just ran them around until they were exhausted and fell dead. Next, another batch that after months in the brooding box went out to the coop and THAT afternoon they were dead from the same reason. After that I decided to give up.....after all we live in a subdivision and can't really get mad since we aren't really supposed to have game fowl anyways. Well a friend called and told me there was a farm near by that the family had abandoned and there were all kinds of livestock that had been left. I told her I would take the chickens they could catch. Well we caught 6 bantams and they fit perfectly in my little backyard coop. We moved the coop out of sight from the dog and this weekend we are reinforcing the coop with hardware clothe put on with washers and screw instead or chicken wire and staples--which the dog kept ripping off and teaaring through. Hopefully these will last longer.................... You know the ironic thing? I actually saved this dog from a kill shelter when she was emaciated and horably sick, when she was better my neighbors adopted her. I saved her and now she kills all my chickens!