Broken hearted

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sarahdell, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. sarahdell

    sarahdell Out Of The Brooder

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    This morning our neighbors dog completely ripped apart our coop, an killed all but one of of our chickens. Lost 6 chickens total! My question is will he have to pay for damages or am I at a loss for a coop an 6 egg laying hens?
     
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    I would definitely have him pay for the damages and for 6 laying hens. Why wouldn't you have him pay?
     
  3. sarahdell

    sarahdell Out Of The Brooder

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    I just was not sure if it would be a battle in court or if it would be something easy like a speeding ticket......
     
  4. sarahdell

    sarahdell Out Of The Brooder

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    I guess my question is will I end up spending more in court costs, or will the judge rule in my favor automatically?
     
  5. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would definitely confront him about the damages and see if he would pay. So sorry that happened!
     
  6. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sorry to hear about your loss.
    I am no expert by any means, but in most states chickens are considered livestock. Take photos, if you have not done so and make sure you have any "evidence" before you talk to your neighbor. If you feel like you can't talk to them, depending on where you live, sometime the local sheriff's dept. has an animal control officer that can "meet" with you and the neighbor and act as a moderator so both parties can come to an agreement.
    You may want to make sure your remaining chicken is somewhere where the dog can't get to it, it may actually come back. Most canines will.
    Good Luck.
     
  7. sarahdell

    sarahdell Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the advice! We do have the remaining hen inside, she is doing ok but we are not sure if she will recover. She is eating an drinking, an she is "talking" to us like normal, but she is not standing. She is missing many feathers, broken beak, an has 2 black eyes! We did contact the sheriffs office made a report an are waiting on animal control to contact us, the neighbors response to the ordeal was "sorry that happened, you can shoot my dog, but I dont have time to deal with this I have somewhere to go" an left before the sheriff showed up.... I'm completely heartbroken, the dog completely destroyed the coop, an broke the run an dug under our fence!
     
  8. lilypad

    lilypad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just want to say how sorry I am this happened to you, it must be awful :( I hope your little girl survives.
    As for your neighbour "you can shoot my dog"?!?!?!?! [​IMG][​IMG] What a @#!%. I hope he has to pay the damages.
     
  9. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    WoW, the neighbor's response makes it even more sad.
    Hope your girl starts to improve.[​IMG]
     
  10. sarahdell

    sarahdell Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, I will keep you posted. Out hen Clementine is still the same, eating an drinking, but not standing. At this point I hope I am not causing her unnecessary suffering. We will see, hope she starts to improve soon, we sit outside with her in the sun an she just talks an closes her eyes, you can tell she loves it! If she doesn't make it, then she will at least be treated with respect her last few days.
     

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