I live in a suburban area where lot sizes are a couple of acres. My neighbor's dog tends to roam a bit, which never bothered me until yesterday when he killed one of my hens. He wasn't playing, he went full predator focused crazy on this hen. My neighbor helped me chase the dog down, so she saw that he killed the hen. I am going to talk to her this week and want to know how to approach the situation to continue having a good relationship with my neighbor. I'm pissed and don't want to hate my neighbors for the next thirty years, but I also don't want to have to keep my chickens inside their run because of a dog. I've lost chickens to all manners of predators, which I don't mind. When a fox takes a bird, it's a quick and natural process. It's the price I pay for letting them roam. This dog ran around with a frightened chicken for a long time before he finally stopped and finished her off. This is a game to him, not survival. I don't have an issue with a dog getting out and killing one chicken. It happens. What I want is reassurance that it won't happen again. I know they are putting in an electric fence, but these things DO NOT work with a dog with a prey drive. Asking them to put in a real fence at a cost of $10k doesn't seem like it's going to get anywhere. I don't have a gun, and even if I did, it would be illegal to use it with the proximity of my house to others. Also, this happened right in front of me and there was NOTHING I could do to stop that dog from taking down the chicken. I had no time to grab pepper spray, an air gun, or anything that could have prevented this from happening. Animal control told me all they can do is put a "restraining order" on the dog, which means they need to keep him under control or they will be fined at the next offense. It doesn't specify how they keep the dog restrained. I live in a well-to-do suburb where $100 fine is a drop in the bucket. I also am unsure of how to ask them to replace this hen. I don't go to Agway and just buy hatchery stock. I spend a lot of time talking to local hobbyists on forums, finding local farms with the breed I'm looking for, and tracking down the right birds for my flock. Not to mention time spent separating the new birds and then introducing them. Yes, this hen only cost $30, but that doesn't represent the time it takes to replace her. Is it reasonable to ask to recoup some of these "time" costs?