We lost three of The Girls today.
Due to legal reasons, I can not say the neighbor's dog killed them, because I did not actually see her kill any chickens. What I can tell you is this:
*At about 2:15 I gathered eggs and let The Girls out to free-roam for the afternoon. I was excited because there were four eggs today.
*Around 3:45 I heard one of The Girls raising a fuss, so went out to check on them. At that point I found one dead on the edge of the yard. Next to the wooded lot between our house and the neighbor's house. I also heard neighbor's dog running through the woods back toward her house.
*I walked up to the road, where I found a large quantity of white feathers along the edge of the wooded lot.
*Two of my chickens were laying - dead - in their yard.
*Two of my Dominiques were hiding in the bushes by the house terrified. It took me, The Princess, and The Little Man a good while to get them back in the coop. The remaining Americauna must have found herself a very good hidey hole. I was convinced she was dead also, but she came home sometime later.
*While trying to get the two chickens I could find at the time into the coop. I witnessed neighbor's dog chasing one of The Girls in my yard.
I am so sad. And angry. I did call Animal Enforcement. They can't do anything legally because there were no witnesses to how the chickens were killed.
And (in the immortal words of Forrest Gump) that's all I have to say about that.
R.I.P - Svetlana and Medusa. They were my two best layers and they will be missed. I'm still not sure if the deceased Dominique is Miss Muffett or Amelia.