Had a rough couple weeks on the farm, really only two days, but spread out.
We have three livestock dogs, one herding dog, and (had) one Canardly (Canardly tell what it is).
Our livestock dogs will kill and eat a chicken, but when they are locked away, they don't try to get to them. Our herd dog, an Australian Shepherd, once tried to herd the chickens to the desert, but never hurt any. However, our other dog, who we found as a desserted dog near the farm six years back, suddenly up and broke into the chicken pen, at night, killed our six ducks, two half-grown, hand-raised chicks, and one very young chick. Didn't eat any, just killed them.
So the first impulse is to put her down, but since she gets on well with other dogs and cats, and is very friendly, we decided to wait and try to find her a new home.
However, before we could find one, she broke her chain, and got into the rabbit pen, and killed all but six of our rabbits-again, not eating any, just killing them. About 20 rabbits. The six who survived, were small enough to duck into the back of one of the houses out of her reach. So, we brought the pother dogs over and put her down where they could see it, and left her, for the time being, by the rabbit pen where she had been digging to get in. To make a point.
Very sad, but had to be done. She was the first animal I have killed-usualy my wife does the killing when we butcher, but this was my job. The other dogs have all been on very good behavior, and our alpha male livestock dog has even been rolling onto his back for me, something he never did before, so they were impressed.
Sometimes, farm life isn't a lot of fun. I hope I have not hurt anyone's sensibilities with this, just how it is.