At the end of a freaky thunderstorm early this morning (and the power was still out), I went out to check critters. I could see 'jumping around that wasn't chicken' in the Naked Neck pen. Quick decision, do I turn back and get a gun or charge on and fight off the intruders with whatever is at hand I could see chickens flying up like confetti). I hollered and when they ignored me, I started framming them with a shovel. My intention was to stop the dogs from killing more birds, but one turned and charged --- I stuck out my foot, and it took off my shoe (2 seconds of panic, the reality was I want to kill this animal).. No time to think, so I was attacking them. And I killed another dog. The point is, if you let your dogs run loose, at some point, you might come across *me*. I don't call AnimalControl (what's the point, because they give 3 strikes, I don't). They (Animal Control) will come collect the bodies and try to locate owners if the deseaced is wearing tags, but past experience ... It's been a long day and I'm in shock. How does one dispose of 17 hens? .