I just HAD so share this story! First a little backgroung: I have 3 full grown hens over two years old and i live in the middle of a small city in idaho. At the begening of the summer two years ago when i first got my chickens a neighbors dog found it's way into my back yard and attacked my poor birds in the very early morning when we were all inside sleeping, including my dog! luckly he only got one of them! i just kept blaming myself for it! So a few nights ago, late at night my own dog (a 7 year old golden retriever) all of the sudden raced off our deck barking angrily into the yard! "what in the world" this was a very unusual thing for him because he never barks at anything! both me and my husband turn on the porch light and go investigate! we come out to see something dissapear through the corner of the fence! it was either a small dog or a large cat but either way koda had done his job!! i was so proud of him, and now i know as long as he is on watch my house and chickens are safe!!