I'm absolutely devastated and wanted to see if anyone had any advise. My neighbors dog got into my chicken coop by rocking my cage enough to pull the staples out from the wall. It was able to slip in but the fence folded back in place trapping the dog in the cage. My daughter caught it in the act and by the time I got my clothes on and ran out the door it had killed 21 of my flock. 17 Barred Rock and 4 Ayam Cermani. I hatched all these from eggs and had an extremely close bond with one of my Ayam named Cy. I helped him out of his egg because he couldn't make it and he only had one eye. He would come running at the sound of my voice and I hand fed him chick feed every day after work. He was one of the ones got. The dog was stuck in the cage so I called the state police to document the incident. I took many pictures of the dog in the cage with the chickens. When the owner showed up I have him on video walking up to the cage and saying yes that's my dog. I hand counted all the chickens killed on video in front of him. After talking with my wife I told him that I would take 1000 as compensation as a starting point. Honestly if he had said all he could afford was 50 bucks I would have taken that. I didn't harm his dog and he took it and went on his way. A week later I asked him if there was any update on the situation and he absolutely starts hammering me with questions and accusations that his dog didn't kill them because there wasn't a bloody mess and they were already dead and his dog just got in my coop afterwards. I'm just in shock and don't know which way to turn. I've consulted some other farmers and vets and they are telling me dogs won't typically leave a mess especially when they are caught in the act. I had one Ayam survive and its now extremely wild and wont let me near it which is understandable. Any and all advise would be greatly appreciated!!!!