I don't think they even know about the damage yet. She caught me so off guard when she came over and asked if any of my chickens were missing! I had been out in my coops all day, so I just said no, Why? Then she told me about the dog. I must have been gone to town for just a few minutes when it happened. They do have another dog, they had two, but it seems more friendly, and they do tie that one when it is outside. I hope they do not get another. That would not be smart, but they have done some very unsmart things. They keep to themselves quite a bit, so I don't know if I will go over there or not. I have never had a problem with silkie safety other than a fox several years ago, and another neighborhood dog that was on a walk and got loose, who harassed them, and got one. I'm sick of people not controlling their dogs. We have two, and our other neighbors have two dogs, and they NEVER bother the chickens and are not left to run.
I thinkyou should at least tell her if not ask them to pay because that's not fair. That is good the other dog is controlled though. But sorry you've had so many problems with dogs i agree, it isn't that hard to control a dog. Our dog used to get loose a lot, being part Great Pyrenees and wanting to roam, so we started keeping him on a long rope when he was outside. Whenhe was good after about a year my dad tried letting him off it but he took off again so he's been on it permanently now. We have never had our yard fenced so that's why the rope. But we are hoping to eventually fence it in since the rope isn't fair to him. But we have almost 3 acres so it's expensive and awkward to fence. But we managed to figure out a way to contain him. It really isn't that difficult. Did they let it loose or did it break free or?
Edited by KDOGG331 - 4/7/16 at 9:16am