I have raised chickens for several years & think of them as egg producers as well as pets. This week 2 stray dogs got into the coop at 4am & killed or injured all of my flock. I only have the rooster & one hen left. Watching the hurt ones die off was very hard. Even tho this is part of raising animals on the homestead it is very upsetting that someone else dumped their dogs out here & not only did they kill my flock but also my neighbors. If I knew somewhere local to get more this time of year I would since we have a 2 yr old who will be wondering where her chickens are. So far I have kept her so busy that she hasn't even asked to feed them.So, all of you make sure that your pens are secure at night. You never know when there is going to be some hungry dog that will not go under the fence but actually tear thru it to get to your chickens.