(A bit of a rant, and a bit of a question) I'm sick of other people's dogs traumatizing my chickens!! For the second time, we've had a visitor bring dogs and they have chased our chickens. Today, our poor australorp pullet got pinned by a dog, but thankfully we were able to pull the dog off before she got physically injured. But she's terribly traumatized (seems very weak, breathing with an open mouth, won't move about much) and I'm afraid we are going to lose her. I really hope she recovers. What makes me mad is that people in our town love to drop by unannounced. We say, 'oh our chickens are free ranging and loose. Please put your dog on a leash.' and they say "My dogs are well behaved. Don't worry." They have even gotten offended by me asking them to leave their dogs at home. And yet -- these dogs always end up getting totally out of control and nearly killing my chickens. I got upset today, but the visitor just said, "Well, it's just a chicken. I'll buy you a new one if it dies." People don't understand that they are our pets and we've raised them since they were a day old! Sigh. Yes, it's my fault for not being assertive enough, but it's strange that people say their dogs are well behaved when they really aren't. It's a small town, and I'm a new resident here and hate to be a jerk. But I guess I'm going to have to start. Anyone else have an experience like this?