Remember me telling ya'll about my "Headless" chicken Tessy, yesterday? Tessy and her cohorts nearly became bottomless today!!!! They had soooooo much fun free-ranging yesterday so I let them out while I was working in the yard. I went into the house to get something thing to drink and use the potty. I wasn't out of the yard even 5 minutes when the neighbors pit bulls went after them. I came out onto the porch and couldn't figure out what the brown thing was out by the coop.Then it hit me! The Pits! The mean one had gotten Tessy cornered behind a plastic tote and couldn't get to her. The other wasn't sure what the heck was going on. I grabbed a rake and headed out across the yard. The mean one turned from Tessy and was gonna try and take a bite out of me when Spook (my dog) came flying out from under the porch and went for it. I had to call her off because those pits are dog aggressive and would have hurt her bad. Fortunately that's all it took for them to stop with the chickens. I picked up a brick and through it at them and chased them off into the woods. I found 7 of my girls up under one of the other neighbors trees. (Don't know why the dogs didn't go after them they would have been easy to get) Couldn't find Tessy but when I went back to where the dog had been before he came after me, I found her. Scared but unharmed. Animal control is of no help. Takes them 3 hours to get here. They can't do anything unless the dog is loose when they get here. We have only 2 people who work for them and only 1 works on the weekend. And of course the neighbor denies that the dogs were loose. (he got home when I was on the phone with animal control). Tells Animal Control that I can't have chickens, it's against the home owners association. Duh! There hasn't been a home owners assoc. since the month after I moved in. They couldn't even keep the street lights on!! Animal control suggests that I carry a camera with me so I can get pictures of them when they are loose. ( which isn't all the time) Here's the kicker. The guy who really owns the mean dog, is currently out on bail for MURDER 1 and awaiting trial. The guy that owns the other dog is his brother!