I came home from work today to find one chicken had been attacked by what looks to be a dog. I assume it was a dog given the bite marks and proximity to the house. Tonight I just locked up the coop and saw one chicken didn't turn in for the night, which has never happened, so I assume it is dead. It seems like the injured chicken will probably recover but that is yet to be seen.. currently she won't leave the egg hutch.
All this said, how would you all handle the situation. About this time last year I had animal control pay a neighbor a visit after their dog bit mine. Well.. I didn't so much have them pay them a visit as I asked what the law was in regards to shooting their dog. The animal control folks decided they'd warn the neighbor to keep their dog on their property; hoping to avoid the dog needing to be shot. Since then we've had 2 more families move out this way so its hard to say who's dog it was, though I suspect it was the same family.
I have Monday off work so I may just sit upstairs with the window open and a rifle loaded.. what would you all do? It's probably worth noting that the animal control visit had no lasting impact in regards to my neighbors letting their dogs run wild.