Thank you very much for this forum. I am new to chickens this year, but have been reading this site since fall. I have had minor complications but the answers were here and I am grateful. The answer to my current problem (neighbors dogs) is also here, but I am just venting because after 2 days of putting up a 32'x10'x8' + hardware wire plus other deterents -- my neighbors dogs dug under. I can not tell if the barred rock (4 weeks old) I found dead was injured by them or not. Probably not, but I know the next step is electric + burried barb wire around my babies, but I just wish people would think before they move to the country and put up a McMansion and then expect the existing people to work hard to make sure *thier* dogs can have hundreds of acres idiot proofed for them. Uptill this point I check on the run every few hours and 50% of the time the mutts are there. I shout loudly throw sticks at them but I can not be there all the time. I have been shouting loud enough that I know my neighbor has heard it. My babies provide me food. They stay on my property and have wonderful lives. If they went on someone elses property I would not have a problem with whatever happened, but (despite my legal rights) it seems dogs are somehow given status as gods in social and political circles. I will never own a dog after today. And I do have other responsible, neighbors that keep thier animals on thier property. Or atleast make attempts to heard them back in if they get loose. Again, just venting. Please ignore. Thank you all for the forum.