I feel your pain. Over the last 10 years I have lost a couple of thousand dollars worth of chickens to a particular neighbors pets. I have always had chickens since being a kid. So when we built our current home on the 5.5 acres chickens were a natural fit. My last loss was about 3 years ago when I lost my flock of 8 Black Australorp hens and a Roo along with 20 pair of the best Seramas I had ever raised. Needless to say I was sick. I have always tried to protect my chickens and went the extra mile. These dogs tore thru hog wire over chicken wire and then pulled down the bantam cages from ashelf n the coop and destroyed those too. needless to say after so much trouble I had a security camera running but the loca l law officals said there was not enough evedence to do anything. You could see clearly the German Shepherd, Black Lab and beatle belonging to my neighbor. The neighbors denied the dogs on camera were theirs and showed the officers their dogs snug and safe n a pen. So tired and disgusted I just had my chicken coop dismantled and burned. This Spring I decided I wanted to get me some Black Copper Marans. The chicks are about 12 weeks old as I write this. They r in a coop/tractor my father n brother built for me that can be towed with the truck to relocate in the back yard. Yesterday we put up one of those premier1 electric chicken nets (the 100' plus model), it is powered by a solar fence charger that produces 8000 volts intermittedly. And I have got out a couple of the old leg traps I used as a young man trapping raccoon,mink,muskrat and fox as a teenager to make Christmas $$. The bottom line I have decided is u cannot on anyone these days to keep their dogs up properly and after years of asking nicely and gettin more agressive after each episode with this neighbor I am going to do whatever is necessary to protect my birds. I hope with the traps, electrified fence, a coop with heavy welded wire - wired bottom too - I can again enjoy fresh eggs soon. call me bad -cruel or what ever I am tired of dogs n my yard when the county we live in has a law that all dogs be on a lease or penned that seems to never be enforced. I suppose the final step will be to shoot the darn things to protect my property n livestock which is legal where I live - I just hate having to go that far. I mean don't dog owners know about underground fence - I have one and they work great. Do they not care enough about their animals to keep them from getting run over on the road? Can the local animal enforcement get off their ass and enforce the county law and or what will it take to make that happen? I guess i just needed to vent tonight and this seem to be the place to vent about this probelm. Any ideas? I would be glad to hear them because I really don't have to star shooting dogs but I am almost to that point after waking this morning 2 two dogs circling the electric fence.