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A black lab with a collar keeps showing up in the wee hours of the morn. He gets under the rabbit pens and chews their toes bloody-putting in a sort of partial floor to fix that-but he hasnt been at the chickens yet, which is a very good thing since it wouldnt take much for him to dig into the coop. We're planning a total coop rebuild at beginning of july but is there any way to keep the dog out until then that would be relatively simple/cheap as a temporary fix?

trying not to get mad at a dog for being a dog but if i could catch the sucker i'd be giving him a stern tongue lashing :p i dont recognize him as a neighbor's dog and have no idea where he's coming from..

6 chickens, 4 rabbits, 1 cat and 1 6-year-old boy.

 

Carlisle, Chaunteclair, Claree, Ruby, Charlotte and Charley are probably of determinate breeds, but I haven't bothered to figure out which ones yet. I can't seem to tear myself away from their antics long enough to complete the due diligence :)

 

 

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6 chickens, 4 rabbits, 1 cat and 1 6-year-old boy.

 

Carlisle, Chaunteclair, Claree, Ruby, Charlotte and Charley are probably of determinate breeds, but I haven't bothered to figure out which ones yet. I can't seem to tear myself away from their antics long enough to complete the due diligence :)

 

 

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post #2 of 8

Spray the area with a cayenne pepper solution, make it real strong.  Especially spray the areas where the dog will dig, dogs put their noses where ever they dig.  That will keep him away until you find a permanent solution.  I suggest a non lethal round in a shotgun or trap that bad boy and return him to his owner in a crate with a message stating next time will be met with lethal force.
 

If its stray, put him down before your heart broken over lost pets/livestock


Edited by settingdusk - 6/19/13 at 2:38pm

I have:

Quail: Texas A&M, Georgia Giant Bobwhites, Valley

Chickens: EE, NN, Barnyards, Silver Phoenix, Silver Spangled Hamburg, Buff Orps, Various Silkies, Bantam Cochins(many colors and frizzles), RIR, and Polish

Insects: House Crickets, Super-worms

 

Need:

Silver phoenix pullets/hens x2

Silver spangled Hamburg x1 or x2

Any breed that interest me.  Maybe a goat and some other fowl like ducks.

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I have:

Quail: Texas A&M, Georgia Giant Bobwhites, Valley

Chickens: EE, NN, Barnyards, Silver Phoenix, Silver Spangled Hamburg, Buff Orps, Various Silkies, Bantam Cochins(many colors and frizzles), RIR, and Polish

Insects: House Crickets, Super-worms

 

Need:

Silver phoenix pullets/hens x2

Silver spangled Hamburg x1 or x2

Any breed that interest me.  Maybe a goat and some other fowl like ducks.

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post #3 of 8

A dog on it's owners property is a pet. A dog on someone else's property is a predator and/or pest, plain & simple.

I think you are being far too kind about the whole dog scenario, what with it already having drawn blood on your rabbits. The dog will keep returning & may bring reinforcements, as they do like to run in packs.

 

I would NOT be hesitating about trapping it and turning it in to animal control, or just use the "3 S's  which is "Shoot, shovel & shutup"

bantam Cochins in Black, Mottled, White. LF Ameraucanas in Buff, Blue, Blue Wheaten, Splash, & Wheaten. Blue Andalusians. & a few EE's and also some "barnyard mutts". And sometimes, eggs in the 'bator. Yeah I have a lot of chickens!
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bantam Cochins in Black, Mottled, White. LF Ameraucanas in Buff, Blue, Blue Wheaten, Splash, & Wheaten. Blue Andalusians. & a few EE's and also some "barnyard mutts". And sometimes, eggs in the 'bator. Yeah I have a lot of chickens!
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Originally Posted by Arizona Son View Post

A dog on it's owners property is a pet. A dog on someone else's property is a predator and/or pest, plain & simple.

I think you are being far too kind about the whole dog scenario, what with it already having drawn blood on your rabbits. The dog will keep returning & may bring reinforcements, as they do like to run in packs.

 

I would NOT be hesitating about trapping it and turning it in to animal control, or just use the "3 S's  which is "Shoot, shovel & shutup"

X2  The fact that this dog has drawn blood on your animals has made this dog a danger to the rest of your livestock. Contact animal control or law enforcement & report this animal, if it has tags, better yet, because then law enforcement or animal control will contact owners about their animal.  This dog is & will be problem & it can & will wipe out all your rabbits & chickens unless YOU fix problem NOW.

Home to: 1 RIR, 3 Silver Laced Wyandotte's, 3 Golden Buff's & 3 Nigerian Dwarf Wethers. 
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Home to: 1 RIR, 3 Silver Laced Wyandotte's, 3 Golden Buff's & 3 Nigerian Dwarf Wethers. 
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Do you think the dog would let you leash him?  Get him in your car and take him to the nearest animal shelter

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Do you think the dog would let you leash him?  Get him in your car and take him to the nearest animal shelter
As much of a dog lover I am, and having labs myself, I wouldn't even try and leash it. It may have a collar but its still an unpredictable animal. Dogs can get very nervous and scared when not in their most comfortable element. The most dangerous dog is a scared dog and trying to leash it could very easily result in a bite. I would dispatch(shoot) it myself, or call animal control/the sheriff to take care of it.
post #7 of 8
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I appreciate the responses. Hubs got up at 3 this morning with his old bb gun to wait but either Fido caught wind of hubs or just decided to steer clear last night...i really appreciate the perspective re pet/predator, especially since i was feeling guilty about possibly stinging his butt with the bb gun. Going to concoct that pepper solution right now, and if we see him again, it wont be a pleasant experience for him, though i hope it doesnt come to that.

6 chickens, 4 rabbits, 1 cat and 1 6-year-old boy.

 

Carlisle, Chaunteclair, Claree, Ruby, Charlotte and Charley are probably of determinate breeds, but I haven't bothered to figure out which ones yet. I can't seem to tear myself away from their antics long enough to complete the due diligence :)

 

 

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6 chickens, 4 rabbits, 1 cat and 1 6-year-old boy.

 

Carlisle, Chaunteclair, Claree, Ruby, Charlotte and Charley are probably of determinate breeds, but I haven't bothered to figure out which ones yet. I can't seem to tear myself away from their antics long enough to complete the due diligence :)

 

 

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post #8 of 8

Perimeter spray is best, if the spray is to much for the girls and they sneeze a lot you can water it down to take the kick out of it.  It will go away naturally.  Also, in my state is illegal for an animal to be outside unleashed in a unfenced in area and ground for animal control seizure.  You can also claim the dog was bitten by a wild animal and that gives you justification to "put it down."
 

I have:

Quail: Texas A&M, Georgia Giant Bobwhites, Valley

Chickens: EE, NN, Barnyards, Silver Phoenix, Silver Spangled Hamburg, Buff Orps, Various Silkies, Bantam Cochins(many colors and frizzles), RIR, and Polish

Insects: House Crickets, Super-worms

 

Need:

Silver phoenix pullets/hens x2

Silver spangled Hamburg x1 or x2

Any breed that interest me.  Maybe a goat and some other fowl like ducks.

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I have:

Quail: Texas A&M, Georgia Giant Bobwhites, Valley

Chickens: EE, NN, Barnyards, Silver Phoenix, Silver Spangled Hamburg, Buff Orps, Various Silkies, Bantam Cochins(many colors and frizzles), RIR, and Polish

Insects: House Crickets, Super-worms

 

Need:

Silver phoenix pullets/hens x2

Silver spangled Hamburg x1 or x2

Any breed that interest me.  Maybe a goat and some other fowl like ducks.

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