We have an over-abundance of stray dogs here. (I live behind a store and many people leave them there and then others keep them there by feeding them....but not enough to keep them fed, just enough to keep them hanging around.) There are at least 2 mama dogs that have had a total of 3 litters of pups in the past 8 months. And now the pack is about 8 dogs total. They have gotten into our trash several times and left us a real mess to clean up. (They especially like diapers....EWW!) Anyway, today I saw 3 of them eyeballing my chickens. I called the Sheriff's Department for our county, but was told that there is no leash law here so there is nothing they can do. Basically, if I see them on my property destroying my trash or bothering my chickens I can put them down. But I really don't want to wait until I have dead chickens to handle the problem. What else can I do to discourage "interest" in the birds? I'm thinking of running an electric line around the bottom of the chicken yard. Any other suggestions?