We rarely free range our girls because the neighbors dogs run wild around the property, which we both rent from the same landlord. It's usually not an issue as the property is 23 acres and they don't usually come down onto our property unless we are out there. I love their dogs, they're good animals, but the other day I caught one of them chasing the girls. He's a shepherd, and I don't think he was being violent, but I don't want him chasing my girls. So I went out to punish him for it and he ran from me. I contacted my neighbors about it and while one of them understood my frustration (if your animals are going to be on my part of the property, they need to behave themselves and listen to me) the other essentially said that if I was going to let my chickens out then it was my fault if something attacked them. Then he said that it wasn't possible to pay attention to his dogs 24 hours of the day and he was not responsible for them. I don't want to have to call my landlord on them, but I don't want their dogs putting my animals at risk, especially since apparently my neighbors won't take responsiblity for their own animals. Any ideas on how to keep their dogs off my property, aside from putting up a fence? We can do that, but it's not ideal and is fairly costly.