Originally Posted by weegarden
Her exact words were that we can't tie it up because it attacks us.
Wow that is so ridiculous!!!! I hate to say it because I love dogs but I would probably put the dog down or give to someone who knows what they are doing and can work on training/rehabbing it. Cause being tied up has to be part of the problem and maybe it could be trained and fixed but some dogs are just aggressive. But clearly they are not responsible enough to keep that dog. Or any dog. I would actually feel bad for any other animals they have.
Originally Posted by TJordan
I love animals but if the dog attacks you... Retire that dog!!!!
Agreed. I love animals too but I'd put it down. Or I might try working with it or rehoming it to someone who can becausesome dogs can be helped and rehabbed but if that didn't work I would have them put it down. It's sad but clearly necessary. They can't handle the dog.
Originally Posted by Happy Chooks
And they still choose to keep it?
That is just insane.
Originally Posted by Happy Chooks
Glad you found her. Even a small hawk can kill a fully grown chicken. It won't be able to carry it off, but if it's desperate enough, it will eat it right on the ground. I've had it happen twice.
Thank you! I'm glad we found her too, mom said she came barreling out of the woods straight towards her lol but then of course being a chicken she stopped a few feet away and decided I'm scared but not that scared and wouldn't come closer so my mom went inside the run and held the door opem, shoving the others away, and she came around the pen and inside. She also claims the other chickens were "so excited" and "waiting for the one dummy to come home" which could be true, I don't know, but they always cause a ruckus when one is out cause they wanna be too. But she was definitely scared. As for the hawk, this thing was huge I think. Though I will look out for smaller ones too. But this was perched a little ways back from the coop, not directly over the yard, and it flew away but not immediately. It did it a couple trees at a time, stopping again, then finally took off..... didn't wanna miss a meal i guess ha but it was so agile, tilting sideways to not hit trees, and whatnot. But I am glad it's gone. Cause unfortunately I actually think hawks are really beautiful, graceful creatures and I used to love having them around. But not anymore. Especially since I don't know if you saw but we found a huge puff of orange feathers too. The one missing was a barred rock but clearly it tried to go after another chicken. This one was hiding under some pine trees/next to a huge fallen pine branch at the edge of the yard just absolutely terrified. She was hunched down on the ground and just looked at me and let me go and pick her up and put her back. She's the one that was attacked I think but now I can't tell them apart. But then one EE came out of nowhere from the back yard and eventually got her coralled in. Then we found the other 5 in bushes in the front yard. Even my other EE who is normally skittish/flighty let me carry her home. She tried to run but there really wasn't anywhere to go and when I grabbed her she fought for a few seconds but I was talking too her and brought her home. Normally she would have been flapping hard to get away and she did run when i put her down but the poor things must have been absolutely traumatized and GLAD to see me and go home lol poor things