Coop has been devistated everything gone!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Bullet, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. Bullet

    Bullet Songster

    Jan 14, 2009
    Mt. Pleasant
    A darn black and yellow lab showed up sometime this morning and killed evertything we had.... our 2 ducks and my bantams....We called animal control and they came and got the 2 dogs. I"m so [​IMG] right now i can't even think straight. we arent going to replace the chickens just because of the bad time we've had with them this year but the Animal control officer said they guy had to pay us restitution for the ducks. 2 of them over a year old both hens. How much is reasonable to make the guy pay. although no money in the world can bring them back, I want him to pay. [​IMG]
  2. fushalilly

    fushalilly Songster

    Mar 9, 2008
    Rhode Island
    I would say 100 dollars per duck because not only did the dogs destroy your property, murder, etc, but they also tresspassed and the fine for tresspassing humans is WAY up there.
  3. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Songster

    Jan 25, 2008
    If the coop has been "devastated", then I would ask him to cover the bill to replace the coop, ducks, and the chickens. Anything the dogs destroyed, would be paid for. Does this mean you have to replace those chickens, if you don't want to? No, but they were still worth money, have him pay for them.
  4. Sissy

    Sissy Songster

    Jul 18, 2007
    Sevier county, Tn.
    Dittooo..... these stupid people have animals
    and then dont care for them. this will teach the
    humans a lesson. to take care of their pets.
    dont blame the dogs.blame the humans.
    so make them pay.
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    So sorry!

  6. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Songster

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
    You can legally get money for the egg loss 280 eggs per year per bird...
  7. Grace'sDad

    Grace'sDad Songster

    May 4, 2009
    Southwestern Oklahoma
    I think you will need to be realistic in your prices but you should calculate not only the birds, but the future loss of income. ie:
    The cost of a one year old duck would be around $20 to $30 but you would be able to raise 10 to 15 ducklings per season which would sell for around $5 for a total of $50 to $75 per season and a duck will produce for an average of 5 years so you are looking at $250 + in loss of income so the total cost of losing a duck would be around $300
    The same is true for chickens except they will run about double the number of hatchings per year and half the cost so the total loss would be about the same.

    You will probably have to file a small claims suit to settle but if you do you can include the loss of income and your expenses.

    Something to think about for a dog owner who lets his animal run loose.
  8. Bullet

    Bullet Songster

    Jan 14, 2009
    Mt. Pleasant
    Thanks for the info. I believe you guys are right, but my husband says we can't charge any more than 20.00 per duck. The animal control guy said to charge high and negotiate so I don't know what to do.
  9. Chook-A-Holic

    Chook-A-Holic Songster

    Oct 5, 2009
    Central, N.C.
    What I did a few years ago when a neighbor refused to contain his dogs was to call my insurance co. They called his insurance co. about his dangerous dogs that were allowed to roam. I had all the paperwork where I called animal control and the sheriffs dept. His insurance co. made him get rid of the dogs or face a triple rate increase. The dogs were gone.

    The neighbor was mad and decided to tear down a section of fence that I had put up on my side of the property line. He thought the fence was 10' on his property. After being set straight by the surveyors and Office of Deeds, His insurance co. had to pay me $9,000 for the destroyed fence. Then he got mad because I didn't put the fence back up. I guess if he later decided to get more dogs, he would have to pay for his own fence.

    This neighbor doesn't bother anyone anymore.

    If your animals are not contained on your property, they are not yours!!! Your pet on your property may be a pest on someone else's .

  10. vicki2x2

    vicki2x2 Super Chick

    Feb 9, 2008
    Central Michigan
    They should definitely pay for the ducks and the chickens, whether you replace the chickens or not. They still killed the chickens and you paid for the originally, so you should be compensated. I agree with the officer, go high and then negotiate if you have to.

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