A bit of back story: I live on 10 acres but we're about 2 wide x 5 acres long (hope this makes sense, we border our neighbors about 5 acres on either side). One of our neighbors has some big, mean dogs that he wasn't keeping on his own property. We've dealt with Animal Control to little avail but finally got them ticketed for dog at large in May and haven't had big issues since then. My chickens have a coop that they sleep in that's in a fenced in area. In the mornings, we let them out, they fly over the fence, eat bugs in my yard, no big deal. So fast forward to Wednesday.... they decided to venture into the neighbor's yard, his garden to be exact. My 6 yr old's suggestion was to spank them but I don't think that's exactly feasible. LOL I kept them cooped yesterday and only let them out for about an hour before dark. Today we kept them cooped until they could be watched. I really can't fence the entire yard for a couple of reasons- we're renters and it's REALLY long and therefore expensive. Any other suggestions? Is there anything that they're scared of? They've never left our property before and just know that with the issues with this neighbor, they'd likely let their dogs loose to try to eat them, plus my birds shouldn't be in their yard.