I am sad today. My rooster "Steeb" (he was named by a little girl with a speech impediment: "Nobody likes you Steeb", He was Steve, but Steeb stuck) along with 3 of his girls were killed and eaten by neighborhood dogs. I approached the neighbor that owns the dogs. She paid for my chickens and said that they were just strays she had taken in. I told her it was nice that she would do that, but they had just cost her $50. I know the dogs had been chasing my goats and the cattle. I let her know that since they were hers she would be responsible if they killed the goats or the cows. The goats are about $100 each and the cows are $600-$700 for the calves. What she did was her decision, but she would be responsible financially for any livestock killed or injured. When her husband came home, he sounded very angry. The dogs were not there this morning when I left for work. I am getting more chickens this weekend. I was hoping to have my rooster, a nice big Barred Rock. I will have to replace him now. I miss my chickens. Its quiet in the backyard.