It is Sunday morning so I slept in till 7:30. Went to check on the chickens and my entire flock freshly killed and eaten. 34 hens dead or soon to be. When I built my coop and runs, I made them as dog and varmit proof as possible. I buried heavy poultry wire 2 foot deep and 1 foot out. I put a poultry wire roof on the entire run, I put roosts in the run to give them a place to escape to. One thing I didn't prepare for, HUNGRY SAINT BERNARDS that like chicken. They tore a large hole into the run and the rest is history. I ask myself, what could I have done different? I came up with 2 things. 1 lock them in the coop every nite. 2 Put heavy Red Brand fencing up, from the ground up 3 feet. Put the fencing over the poultry wire. The center of the hole the dogs made was 30 inches off the ground. I lost thirtyfour girls that were 30 weeks old. I live at the edge of town, so the chance of a free ranging dog is very likely. I post this because it may help someone save their flock. Here is one picture of the hole in the fence. Thanks and God Bless .