Am I expecting too much? I am new to chickens. They are about 5-6 mths old and free range. The only attacks have come from dogs so far (puppies, actually). And I don't think the dogs were trying to kill but their "playing" was enough to injure or kill. First time, the puppies were ours, raised around the chicks, but they decided it would be fun to chase and jump on the chicks. We relocated the pups. Second attack was yesterday from a stray that climbed through our gate. Our girls ran from both these attacks for just a few seconds then just cowered down and (it seems) waited for the killing blow. Luckily, we were home both times and were able to save our birds. Shouldn't they fly, peck, claw, something? We have a grown Lab who patrols the same yard they free range in. Could they be too comfortable with dogs because of our pet? Most days they are home alone and I just wish they had a stronger survival instinct.