Today we called the local extension to report the chicken massacre, and they told us to call the local police, who told us to shoot the dog if we see him going after the coop again. Yup, The Law just suggested I commit murder (pet-tricide?) by successfully discharging a firearm in the direction of an animal that I do not own.
Oh no. That’s so not going to happen.
The good (good?) news is that we were also told that a dog with the same description as the one we saw the morning after, sniffing around the coop, was recently picked up by animal control, so *hopefully* this is a non-issue (what with the arrival of the electric fencing and all).
I am definitely not “country” yet.