Today has been such a horrible day. My mother in law woke me up at 6:30 this morning, telling me that the neighbors puppies were IN my chicken pen. I just out of bed and ran outside to find those mutts gnawwing on what was left of my black silkie Sally (I've only had her two weeks) and my self blue dutch rooster Jack. My lil dutch hen Ella (just four months old) was no where to be found. The "puppies" are six month old hound mixes, and there are about 8 of them. Three of them were IN the pen, a fourth was still trying to figure out how to get in. I was screaming and crying and swinging a stick around, just hoping it made contact with one of those furballs We live outside the city limits, so animal control won't do anything about them, and the neighbors cant seem to keep the mother in their yard, much less the puppies. I dont think I could bring myself to shoot the puppies, I would just like them GONE. Needless to say, I will be revamping my pen and coop before I get anymore chickens.