Shot a fleeing subject in the back?
Houston, we've got a problem.
While I wouldn't shoot a fleeing perp over stealing my stuff, this is perfectly legal in Texas. If it is after dark and you don't believe you can reasonably recover your property any other way, you can shoot a fleeing theif. Like I said, I wouldn't do it, but I believe that it is a good law. According to what I heard on the radio this morning, it doesn't look like that any charges are going to be filed against the owner of the chickens.
I agree, $100 per chicken???? I guess I going to be eating a lot of beans and rice.
If your looking to government for the solution, you obviously don't understand the problem.
Shameless Personal Plug - Read "Lights Out"
A SHTF Novel in progress, by me.