I live in the city, and have a small group of chickens. My house is on a small plot, about 5000 square feet. The backyard is fenced on two sides, the third side is open. That's the neighbor's fence which they'll finish "any day now" but it's essentially open to the street. About a month ago I'd let the chickens out, and went inside. I normally put them back in the coop if I'm going to sleep a long time (I work graveyard shift) or if I'm going somewhere for a long time. I woke up to the next door neighbor knocking on the back door, saying a chicken was on his roof, and one of my chickens was dead. He said he saw a small black dog with a collar that attacking them, but that's all the information he knew. I rounded all the chickens up, but Patti was mortally wounded (not dead as the neighbor had said). She seemed OK at the time, but didn't survive the night. A few days ago it was a nice day, and I let the chickens out to scratch. I went to the store on a quick errand, but when I came back, a small collared black shorthair dog was standing in my backyard licking it's lips, black feathers on his face. I chased after him in a rage with a rake and he took off. I found he'd caught Tenders and shook her to death, just leaving the corpse. The other birds were up in the neighbor's tree, and would have none of this nonsense about coming down out of it. I had to get the ladder to get them down. Last night I was heading to work at 10:30 PM, and what did I see run out of my backyard away from the coop? That same little darn dog! I have the coop locked up at night, so the girls were safe. I have a problem. I need to get rid of this dog. It knows I have chickens, and apparently delights in killing them. I know it's owned by someone, but it's obviously not tied up at all. I don't know if I can capture the dog to send to the pound, much less find the owners to tell them to keep their dog tied up. I honestly just want to shoot it, but there's laws against using firearms inside city limits. If I were to finish the open side of the neighbor's fence, It'd cost me around $200 which I don't have. What should I do? I'm normally the biggest wuss when it comes to animals. When my cat was sick and had to be put to sleep I took it hard like it was a member of my family. I once cried over hitting a coyote with my car because it was a senseless death, but with this dog I want blood. It killed my babies, for no reason other than entertaining itself.