Well it finally happened to me. The neighbor's dog tore into my bantam coop and killed my beloved OEGB rooster, Monty, who was the most beautiful boy I owned and my absolute favorite of his girls, Ellie Mae the OEGB hen. Luckily I caught the dog in the act and ran him off before he could kill any of the other 4 girls. He killed Monty first because Monty rushed out to protect the girls and then he got Ellie. I am so sad. The neighbor is a relative and while she was apologetic and offered to replace the birds, I can't replace such special pets. What bothers me is that the dog is aggressive to other small animals too and while they have promised to keep him put up, I worry that they will get lax again. The last time I caught him attacking my cat, they promised to keep him contained and it lasted <1 month. I'm just really sad about my favorite chickens. The bantams are just so cute and they were so friendly... I know they wouldn't have intended for this to happen, but that doesn't change the fact that my most adorable birds are now deceased. Ellie Mae and Monty, RIP And yes, I know that chicken wire isn't sufficient, but I close them in the coop at night, and I don't believe that so far as neighbor's pets go, I should have to "Fort Knox" my coop as the neighbors' pets shouldn't be there at all.