Happened to look out back yesterday and saw a small, beagle-type dog in my yard. It started running toward the chickens and ducks...fortunately, there was field fencing between it and the flock. I flew downstairs and out the door and the dog fled. This is the second time loose dogs have appeared on my property, and both times, the dogs looked like pets that just got loose and were wandering around (well fed, collars). I've read many stories about people who have lost their chickens, ducks, and other livestock to loose dogs. I couldn't help but think of the free range chickens and turkeys down the road that are sometimes in the unfenced portion of the owner's property...hope they didn't lose any.