- May 9, 2010
Well it finally happened to me...2 dogs got into my chicken pen this morning and killed 12 of my 15 chickens. I have a solid wood gate with 2 latches on it, one at the top, one at the bottom, but they still managed to force the gate open to get inside. 2 of my BO's managed to get out but not the rest. One of my SLW's survived but I don't know for how long. I called the sheriff's office and they sent out a deputy who went and wrote the owner of one of the dogs a citation for letting his dog run loose. He immediately put the dog in his pen and shot it right then. The other dog has not been found yet. Tomorrow going to get bigger stronger locks. I am just sick!!! My 6 SLW's were out laying my 8 other hens 2:1! I don't know where to get any more at this time of year. I do have some fertile eggs in the fridge...can you incubate fertile eggs that have been in the fridge?