This morning around 9am I was laying in bed (I have insomnia and didn't fall asleep until 5am) when I heard my chickens making weird noises right outside our window. I got up and looked out the window to see one of my puppies (5 months) pinning one of my chickens to the ground with her paws, and had her mouth around the chicken's neck and was shaking it. I immediately ran outside and got the dogs away and checked on the chickens. Thankfully, the chicken was fine. Four of my 6 big chickens were hiding under the mini coop, scared to death. I had no idea where the other two were. The rest of my chickens were still in my husband's shop. My husband got the dogs inside, and I checked on all four that were under the coop. They were so scared. The one that the dog had, his poor heart was beating so fast. I could tell they were kind of in shock b/c they were letting me hold them and pet them and weren't running away, where normally they don't like me to touch them at all. The other two chickens were fine and were hiding on the other side of the house. I coaxed them all out and together with their favorite treat of some yogurt. They were still really nervous and scared, but all were fine. Thankfully. The dogs were kept inside all day today. I just don't understand or know what to do at this point. We've had the dogs and chickens for 3 months. The chickens free range and I refuse to pen them up. That isn't an option. Up until now the dogs have pretty much ignored the chickens, I don't know what happened today. My husband and I are home all day, every day, and if we aren't home the dogs are put inside in a crate. Otherwise they are outside and I keep an eye on them. Someone told me that I just need to keep the dogs inside, but we might as well just not have them then b/c they were purchased with the sole intent to protect my chickens. I just don't know what to do. I'm just glad that they didn't draw any blood. Is there still hope for my dogs? What would you do if you were in this situation?