This happened yesterday but I'm still so shaken up that I have to share. DD brought home a stray around the end of July/beginning of August. She's a spayed (still had the stitches) border collie/cattle dog mix. I said from day 1 that she couldn't stay and we tried desperately to find the owners or find her a new home. She's a good dog but true to the breed, had to be crated when we couldn't watch her and taken out on a leash. Well, yesterday she ran out when the door was opened and went after my chickens and ducks. She caught them by their necks but then let go and went on to catch one after another. It was mass chaos with feathers flying everywhere. We finally caught her and locked her back up. Fortunately not one bird was harmed but I found them scattered and hiding all over the yard. With all the stress they went through, I didn't get a single egg after that - not one even today. I went ballistic and DD's friend took the dog to her house this morning. It was either that or to the pound - I'm not messing around and taking another chance. I already have two dogs - a yellow lab and a pom and they are perfectly fine with the birds. The lab helps keep the hawks away and really watches over all the birds. I know we were lucky and I'm so thankful nobody was killed. I've never witnessed anything like this before and was just in shock over how quick it all could have been over. My heart really goes out to all of you whose birds have been killed/hurt by dog or other animal attacks.