....I have been away for a while. Just caught up on the last couple weeks on here...Things have simmered down now. Hope everyone has had a nice holiday! I am looking for a nice holiday craft for Christmas presents..if anyone has an idea?
Pyxis...Sorry about your roosters ...Hopefully, everything has stabilized for you.
Originally Posted by TheBarnSwallow
My sentiments exactly, the whole time we have lived here, had no problems and no issues of losing our flock to any predators.. Then we have new neighbors that moved in down the road to the east of us and sure as crap lost half my laying flock to their husky... I kept wondering why my chikens were dwindling and then one morning our dogs were barking mad..looked out the window and sure enough there were two huskys chasing after them and one had a hen in its mouth.One of the dogs even tried to kill our cat.. The owner kept apologixing and did acknowledge that he had noticed his dogs with blood on their faces after being let out.. as of late.. Now he knew why.. We live about 1/4 mile up the road.. He offered to pay for chicks, but of course for us it was too late in the season for us to be dealing with that.. we said keep your dog contained and we wont have to be unfriendly about it..
It did put a dent in our egg sales, as we have regular ..consistant buyers... but again I agree ..Warn said offender of the issue... next its all open range as far as I am concerned.
For those of you who remembered me posting about the loss I had been suffering on the old farm. A roo disappear here, etc...then up to maybe 20...before finally catching the neighbors dog with my favorite rare roo in it's mouth. Asked them twice to keep dog contained...(No lease law in my Town). Then my other neighbor sees the dog killing my other rare blue isbar. I called the Troopers. (This was a four month process and included a trial)
Since the litigation is over and it is now public record here is the long story short... In NYS there is a dangerous dog ordinance. There is also a state ordinance to keep dogs to their own property even if the Town/Village does not have an ordinance. You need to prove your case and document it. Video, pictures, notes etc...it is a civil/criminal case. The owner can be arrested.
If the Judge finds that the dog is a dangerous dog he can be deemed a dangerous dog. The Judge can call for his termination/Euthanize, fine the owner (Up to $1500-I think), Determine that he needs to be insured ($100,000.00 liability), Neutered, Muzzled in public and on a leash, always confined...can never run at large. If it is running at large it will be put down immediately. Restitution for the animals. There were also a few others that the Judge can require but I can not remember all of them.
I absolutely hated to have to go this route. But, my beautiful animals I had raised from an egg or a day old deserved to have a life. The boys did what they were supposed to. They deflected the threat away from the flock...and lost their beautiful lives.