Chickens dealing w/ grief. Dog dangers.

BigBlueHen53

We will get through this... together!
Premium Feather Member
Mar 5, 2019
19,858
74,399
1,217
SE Missouri, USA
No there's another option. Call local rescues and they will take the dog. All you have to do is say that you'll have to shoot the dog is nobody gets it in 72 hours and they'll take it. Post it on Leigh's site for lost and found dogs in rural MO. There are MANY options.
There are no animal rescues within hours of me. Can't speak for anyone else.
 

Jenessa_096

Crowing
Jul 14, 2021
1,071
2,023
266
Molalla, Oregon
I’m so sorry, like said please don’t use chicken wire... Also I didn’t read the whole thing but think about putting skirts around your run if you don’t already. Again I’m so sorry! 💔🐔😢
 

BigBlueHen53

We will get through this... together!
Premium Feather Member
Mar 5, 2019
19,858
74,399
1,217
SE Missouri, USA
No there's another option. Call local rescues and they will take the dog. All you have to do is say that you'll have to shoot the dog is nobody gets it in 72 hours and they'll take it. Post it on Leigh's site for lost and found dogs in rural MO. There are MANY options.
Oh, I googled Leigh's Lost and Found. It only seems to have a Facebook presence. Sorry, but I don't do FB. Thanks for trying to help. Maybe it will help others.
 

Granny23

Songster
Aug 2, 2021
92
162
101
Fontana, California
Thank you. I feel almost silly. We're so upset. I love these little birds.
Never feel silly. People who haven't had chickens can't understand how sweet and personable they can be until they've experienced it firsthand. I think I speak for everyone here when I say we understand and know your grief in losing a chicken.
When Animal Control came to my house about my rooster Pepper last month and told me I had 30 days to rehome him I bawled like a baby. Scared my kid and grandkids because I was crying so hard.
He and his bff Rosie are doing fantastic at the sanctuary by the way. We sure miss them.
 
Nov 11, 2020
1,424
2,384
286
West Virginia
Never feel silly. People who haven't had chickens can't understand how sweet and personable they can be until they've experienced it firsthand. I think I speak for everyone here when I say we understand and know your grief in losing a chicken.
When Animal Control came to my house about my rooster Pepper last month and told me I had 30 days to rehome him I bawled like a baby. Scared my kid and grandkids because I was crying so hard.
He and his bff Rosie are doing fantastic at the sanctuary by the way. We sure miss them.
Even those with predator proof coops like myself can lose one. All it takes is forgetting to lock a door. I've lost my share of pets in the past and don't takes chance anymore! All my animals have secure runs(chickens) catio's(cats)& fences(dogs). Sorry about your rooster!
 

PatriciafromCO

Songster
5 Years
Aug 17, 2016
154
215
166
You can still write an incident report with the agency's that have no authority to act or respond. Especially if you know where the dog belongs.go Write an incident report sign it and bring it to the sheriffs department to have it case number and filed and copied for your records. Keep the dates and who you talked to. That way when your on your 20th dead chicken and the same neighbors 3 or 4th dog you will have records if forced I to civil court. It is hard to lose any of them even when we provide a descent secure area for them. Sometimes stuff just happens
 

DickMidnight

Songster
Oct 23, 2021
360
1,001
173
If you shoot a dog in most localities, you will be brought up on Federal animal abuse charges. The dog can't be threatening to hurt your chickens, it has to actually have one in it's mouth. And BTW, you need to be very careful about shooting dogs. We had a neigghbor who did that and somebody killed half a million dollars of his horses because of it! There have also been people killed for shooting a neighbor's dog. I personally, don't let mine run, but accidents do happen. If anyone killed my dog, I'd kill them in a heartbeat. Not everyone will just accept you killing their dog and you better be willing to pay with your life.
this isn’t only bad advice, but it’s just plain untrue.

the OP’s sheriff told her to shoot the dog and there are several other posters on this thread telling you that’s the law where they live as well.

shooting a dog for killing your animals is usually justified. shooting a person for killing your dog is always murder.

id think long and hard about your position on this one.
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom