we're having issues with a neighbor's pitbull. I've had to move my chickens into the backyard (fenced in) to try and keep this dog from killing them. Bandit has always alerted us when the dog was over there at the chickens but due to the way our place is laid out I couldn't keep him with them full time. Now I can. They're in their own fenced area in the already fenced backyard. The problem is I don't know if a fence is going to stop this dog. He has gnawed through the wood of 2 coops to get in to them. Can we say determined? I've called animal control and have a trap out but I doubt we'll catch it....why would it want dog food when it can smell the chickens still? So I'm worrying about what happens if it gets into my fenced yard. Bandit will be 2 in February. He's a big boy and he certainly has the pyr bark that sounds like he means business. I just don't know if it will deter a determined pit. Can a pyr stand a chance against one? We'll be out to shoot as soon as is humanly possible if it does get in. I'm hoping someone who has an actual working pyr can tell me. Bandit works hard at protecting his turf but normally all he has to protect against are the leaves, squirrels, mail lady (she drives too fast) and the occasional stray that runs from his bark. This dog has attacked with him standing over there going ballistic. Dh thinks that Bandit will be fine if it comes down to a fight. The animal control guy didn't seem too concerned either. I admit though i have a hard time seeing the same dog that lays down with my kids, trys to sit in my lap any chance he can, and that begs to go ride, being vicious enough to take care of a chicken killing pit.