Originally Posted by TNHouseSwyft
Not mine... But we did lose 4 Aussies today
One of the 5 must have gotten away as I found her hiding in the bushes. The culprit tore straight through 1/2inch mesh hardware cloth. I caught a picture of a dog on a different part of our property on a trail camera. Color matches the hair I found in the mangled HW cloth. It left 3 hens to die. 1 is missing (presumed dead) only had the one scared and luckily it wasn't physically injured.
Sad day... The SO didn't see the carnage (lucky) but took it very rough as these were the first that we had raised from chicks.
Makes me angry... Almost like the dog killed just Bc it could. Crazy it went through the trouble of tearing through the HW cloth. Trail camera is now on the coops; will be taking extra precautions in the following days/weeks.
Oh no! Thats awful! That was a rough week for me too! I made a poor decision to try to let my game rooster mingle with the rest of my flock...he attacked one of my other roosters and would have killed him if we hadnt intervened...left the bantam roo blind in one eye! Then a couple of days later my husband decided the rooster was well enuf to go bk outside where the other roosters attacked him and ran him into the outside dogs reach so the dog got him too...i thought he was dead but hes doing ok now! He's just totally blind! But I took the dog that day to town hoping to find someone to take him for rehoming but it was Veterans Day and nowhere was open! Brought him home and chained him up with the intention of calling the agency the next day and he got off the chain in the middle of the night, tore thru the side of my game cock's pen and ate him and the hen i had in there! Thank god the ones in the coop mustve gone into stealth mode and he didnt know they were in there or im sure he would've done everything in his power to get to them too! He ate both chickens whole...beaks, feathers, feet and all! Needless to say in that 24hrs i got left with a totally blind rooster & lost a rooster, a hen, & a dog! Then i saw the coyote with the chicken in his mouth later that same day! I wanted to chase the coyote and get the chicken bk but i didnt and i really regret not stopping and letting the ppl now what i saw! I believe it was a buff Orpington chicken that he got! I just hope it didnt go bk and get more!