... or I'd have at least 1 dead chicken today. How best to handle the situation of owners who are clueless about being dog owners? This is not the first time the dog has gotten out. It is not the first time this dog has come into my yard and harassed my chickens (even in the relative safety of their run, it was still frightening for them). After getting out a few times last summer, the other chicken owner on my street, she approached the owners AND BUILT A DOG RUN FOR THEM, charging them only the cost of materials. The owners are obviously not using the run - too much bother with the cold and snow. And judging from what I saw today, the leash wasn't broken, they simply weren't using it. I suspect they figured that because it was cold that the dog would just do it's business and beg to come back in, not realizing that it's now 30+ after days in the teens. After chasing the dog home (2 streets away) and going home to check on my girls, I called the owner. She was clearly lying, "Oh, I guess the leash must have broken... I wondered why he was on the porch." I'm pretty sure you know whether on not you put a leash on the dog. I get that they're elderly, and have trouble getting out, but I don't accept this as an excuse. Any pointers on how the deal with the situation?