Touch wood … My gals have not experienced a predator attack of any description. I have lost a couple to ailments and that was traumatic enough but to even imagine one of my gals being ripped to pieces, eaten or badly injured is heartbreaking I have lost count of how many threads I have seen regarding dog attack from either the owners’ dog or the neighbours’ dog etc. Even those in secure runs whose free range is supervised .. gate accidentally left open .. dog managed to break in ... chicken flew out of run etc etc etc There is no point to my thread really except to say that after reading yet another dog attack post this morning, it really does sadden me to see our feathered friends injured in such a way Out of curiosity I searched ‘Dog Attack’ on BYC and came up with 25,996 threads! If only there was a way to dog-proof them! As morbid as it may sound and I am not sure if this has been done in the past, but I thought it would be interesting to run a poll on who has lost chickens to a dog attack, who has managed to recover chickens from a dog attack versus all other predators; just to see if the dogs outweigh all other predators and whether the recovery rate following the attack means that we are scoring a minor win.