Had a bad time this week with my pen of 14 broilers. They were 6 1/2 weeks old, 1 week left until processing, and all were killed by dogs that pried the door off the Salatin style tractor. The birds were just slaughtered, it was an awful sight. I was at work when it occurred, but fortunately I had a teen aged neighbor that happened upon the scene while it was occurring, went home and got his dad. To make a long story short, the two dogs will not be creating any more problems for anyone. This is my first time with significant chicken loss, and I am not only disgusted at the horrific end these chickens experienced, but I am disgusted at the loss of financial and physical efforts that went into raising these broilers up until this point. I have been told that I should report this to the county (not sure which agency though), as there may be financial compensation available, and it needs reported in case the owners of the dogs are located. However, the neighbor who helped me out has asked that it be handled in a SSS manner, as he was on my property and it was my livestock that was being attacked when he took care of the problem. I think he is afraid that he is going to get in trouble somehow. I guess I need some advice on how to proceed, I certainly am appreciative of my neighbor's efforts and don't want to risk losing this help if/when there is a "next time". I am okay financially with this loss, although I am very angry and would love to take some money from the dogs owners if possible. More than that, I would love to show the owners the pictures I took of the scene that resulted from their irresponsibility, and describe how it felt to have to clean the mess up and listen to my children cry when I told them. I doubt it will ever be known who owned the dogs though. Any advice?