Yesterday was a HORRIBLE day. After work I stopped at my MIL's to pick the kid's up, just like everyday. The 2 youngest were sleeping so me and my 6 yr old daughter were going to quick go to the store to get some milk. I had to stop at our house to grab something real quick and when I pulled into the driveway I noticed both the doors to the coop were WIDE open, I figured my BIL was trying to open the coop and pulled the Eye bolt out of the wood frame, which would allow both doors to open. As I looked into the yard I noticed a pile of feathers in the yard. I cringed, thinking a hawk got one. As I looked again I saw piles of feathers EVERYWHERE. Then my daughter shouted that one of her chickens was in the neighbors front yard. I told her to stay in the car and I went out to investigate. What I found was horrible! 21 of my daughters 23 chickens were dead and scattered ALL OVER a 1 acre area. I was trying to figure out what would do this, NONE of our neighbors have dogs, there are no wild cats, this obviously wasnt the work of a hawk, I figured it must have been coyotes. As I walked around the back of the coop I saw the metal vent cover was ripped off (it had 6 screws holding it on!) and there was greyish hair where something has crawled through the opening. Just as I was telling my DH that it must have been coyotes a mama husky and her pup slink around the silo. I have never seen these dogs, and like I said, none of our neighbors have dogs. I shooed the dogs into the chicken coop, locked the doors, and called animal control. Luckily the animal control lady beat DH home because he was so mad he was going to shoot them. The only place we can think of that these dogs might have came from is the small reservation about a mile down the road. I am so mad over this whole thing and feel so bad for my daughter, she was always telling people about her chickens, what breeds she had, what color eggs they layed. The animal control lady told me to figure out a price for damages, but I have no clue how to do that, plus knowing where the dogs came from its highly unlikely we would get any $$ out of the owner's anyways. We still have one GLW hen and one EE hen left. The EE is missing LOTS of feathers and is limping but there are no wounds on her. We will order more chicks this spring, but it going to be a long wait for our daughter.