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All chickens are dead

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Lanissa86, May 6, 2008.

  1. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Songster

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    Exdept for one....our Booger made it out alive! [​IMG] We were building a huge coop for my babies (3 Delawares, 2 EE and Booger). Well, they were out in our Green house with all the windows open for ventilation. When I went to go check on them I noticed Booger had got out somehow....well, my Dog of 16 years who was always to OLD to do anything decided to rip open one window and have a chicken dinner. They were all torn to pieces. I must have cried for 2 hours already. I loved them SOOOOOOO much! [​IMG] May they R.I.P in chicken heaven...I have decided to put my Dog to sleep. I know alot of you will have biased opinions on this, but I was thinking of putting her down months ago. She has tumors everywhere, arthritis, anemia, and now she is a chicken killer, I think its fair enough to go ahead and do it. I do love her as well, so its hard for me to make this decision....I AM HAVING A BAD DAY/EVENING/NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
  2. Dont beat yourself up to much I would probalby be thinking the same thing. Do what you have to do but think about it long and hard. You can replace the chicks but the dog you I assume have had for 16 years. If you can just keep her away from your survivor and let her live out her days since she wont have all that many left. You live and learn and then you build a coupe.
  3. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    [​IMG] sorry about he loss hope you keep up the hope of keeping chickens
  4. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    Keep the dog, get more chickens. She is just being a dog and accidents happen. It has happened to many othe rmembers too.

    Dont make the decision when you feeling emotional. Sorry for your loss.
  5. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

    Feb 17, 2007
    Quote:I agree with Tiffany. Strong emotions can lead to bad decisions. I am sorry for your loss.
  6. Dinos_rock

    Dinos_rock Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    Quote:I agree with Tiffany. Strong emotions can lead to bad decisions. I am sorry for your loss.

    I also agree with them.

    Sorry for your chickens though...[​IMG]
  7. As long as you are calm and HAPPY (you dont want her/his last moments to be tramatic. s/he will pick up on what you feel)when s/he is put down I think you should go for it. S/he would be much happier in heaven where s/he could run and play like a puppy again.
  8. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Songster

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    Booger has not calmed down yet and its been a little over 2 hours almost. I put him in the Brooder with a screen but he can push it off and fly out! he is so traumatized... [​IMG]
  9. He will be alright. He has just witnessed the Texas Chainsaw Massacre in person so give him a day or 2 to calm his nerves. Dont let the dog around him that will only make him more nervous.
  10. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

    Mar 3, 2008
    You will want to get another chicken (or 5 or 6 [​IMG] ) soon... chickens are very social, and he will be seriously stressed by himself. [​IMG]: I'm so sorry for your loss...
    Last edited: May 6, 2008

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