I am still reeling from our neighbors dog coming into our yard and killing 2 of our chickens last Friday. I realize now it is in part my fault for not protecting them properly (I have ordered Premier-1 permanet plus) The day the attack occurred the chickens wouldn't leave the coop due to the high winds, freezing temps, and 4 inches of snow on the ground and based on where the evidence was in the yard it looks like the dog drove the chickens out of the coop and tossed the 2 around in several spots like chew toys and took off when my husband realized what happened and when out side. We were only able to find one carcass, but lots of evidence that in addition to the BO a barred rock was a victim, plus it's been missing ever since so if it looks like a duck.... I called our local sheriff only to find out there is no local ordinance for dogs killing livestock. I have put a call into animal control. Not sure how it works elsewhere but you can file an anonymous complaint or fill out an affidavit so the offending owner is issued a citation and fined for not keeping his animal on his property. The problem of the dog coming in our yard has been going on since we moved here, 5 years. It pees on the neighbors tires so one neighbor has nicknamed it pee-head, it somehow got onto my screen-in porch at 7am one Sunday morning and was barking through the window at my cats, it has chased my cats so far up trees I've had to get them down via ladder, one morning 2 years ago I came home from a party and was unloading my car (1am), when I went out for a second unload the dog was climbing in the open door of my car presumably to get at the food still in the car. I have pictures of it running through the neighborhood and when it killed one of my ducks and one chicken last spring because they were on the property line I couldn't do anything about it. I spoke with him at that point and he assured me he would do everything he could to keep the dog on his property. Now every time I see the dog in the neighborhood running loose I go over to him to let him know but for some reason he just doesn't get it. Chickens or no chickens, I DO NOT WANT HIS DOG IN MY YARD. He keeps saying he is working on it with excuses that range from "oh I forgot to put the collar on today" to "if he sees something he wants to chase he'll run right past the electric fence," he even has a dog door so that it can come and go as it pleases!!! The issue now is that my husband doesn't think it's in our best interest to file a complaint with animal control. He feels this will only cause more friction between us as neighbors and that it may cause the neighbor to retaliate in some way against us. I know filing a claim will not bring my sweet, sweet Hazel back (yes I miss the barred rock but Hazel was my best girl) but it just seems wrong for our neighbor to let his dog run loose and for us to let it continue. Others on the forum have said they would have done something about it way before now and I regret not at the very least protecting my girls more efficiently but seriously this dog owner needs someone to get it through his head that letting his dog run loose is not only illegal but not OK. For more details on attack see post: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/846477/sweetest-favorite-chicken-killed-today-by-dog Would love to hear the communities thoughts on this.