We've had our 3 hens for 3 weeks now. Yesterday, the hens were out in the yard twice for about 30 minutes total. My neighbor's dog barked for about 20 minutes while they were out and near her fence. (It's a very solid, wooden fence -- nothing visible through the fence...) She was very, very upset that the chickens were agitating her dog, and the barking was preventing her from getting her work done. (She works from home.) I'll be talking to her today, and will suggest that I put up some plastic poultry netting to prevent the chickens from being right next to her fence. I could easily keep them 4-6 feet back from the fence this way. (I'll also let her know that, generally, the hens will only be out of their pen for about 30 -60 minutes each day.) My question is -- do you think the barrier will make a difference to her dog? Any other suggestions? Anyone else have a successful experience with this type of neighbor conflict?