I went on vacation for a week with my dogs, leaving my BF alone with all the other animals. He gets home from work one day to our entire 2.5 arces strewn with chicken bodies. Something had come in and destoryed about 25 chickens and 2 turkeys. Nothing eaten just torn up. Luckly one single barred rock hen somehow escaped, although narrowly as she had no feathers at the front of her neck. He spent the rest of that day picking up bodies. Early the next morning he woke up to screaming and barking, there were three dogs trying to get into my rabbits. He runs out yelling at them, one jumps off the hutch and actually growled at him, so being smart he ran inside, grabbed a .22 and shot two of them, the third running into my dog's pen and jumping the fence. He called the sherriff who came over right away, saw the blood infront of the coop, stepped on a dead chicken that was missed, saw 2 dogs down with one shot each, and agreed that that was the best way to handle that situation. The dogs belonged to a neighbor, who has some mental issues and collects/hoards them. She has about 25 or so randomly chained and kenneled poorly so they get out. We come to find out that dogs from this person have already been reported for going after horses, lambs, and other dogs. Last Thanksgiving we had what we thought my dog and my Bf's dog get into a nasty fight for reasons we cant explain, it makes much more sense now thinking that a couple of her dogs got in and tore our two up. They confirm that it is their dogs and retrieve the bodies, and did agree to pay us back for our loss. Any other dog from that property that finds its way into our yard (or anyone elses yard) is probably not going to be given a chance to run anymore now that we know the extent of how unstable these animals are. So I'm now left with a single lonely hen, been trying to find some company for her but so far nothing, I have an order with MPC (was the only place that had what we wanted the soonest) to raise up another group but they wont be here until the end of July. It's getting really depressing walking around the yard (and even inside the coop) seeing all the feathers of all the birds I raised from babies, and this poor hen spends most of her day at the window watching us. Should be able to find a few more ladies for her soon though I hope.