Originally Posted by drumstick diva
I was among those who replied to your post in "what breed or gender is this." I recall we felt 2 cockerels and one pretty pullet. Would be nice if he rehomed his dog since he will repeat his behavior as soon as the opportunity presents itself. Welcome to Backyard chickens.
Thanks everyone, first of all. I have found this chicken easy to bond with. I know nothing of her background. Maybe she feels gratitude, I'm not sure. I raised my first clutch under-foot and they are still more flighty than she is (although they come running to me when I show up, probably because they associate me with food).
I kinda flipped out over the dog killing my chicken, to be honest. It was my first loss and this chicken was a pet to my family. I had complained about the dog before and this was the straw that broke the camel's back. I probably shouldn't have been so upset, I guess. The landlord's daughter got so mad she fired off an eviction notice (we are on a month to month lease on a farm that we share with an older Korean couple). We smoothed it out. He penned up the offending dog and gave us permission to pen the dog at any point if we want our chickens to roam. The dog is a wee little ankle-biter. I was considering getting a farm dog in part to protect my chickens. Bad idea?