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Cure the dog

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by krys2000, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. krys2000

    krys2000 In the Brooder

    MY 4.5 year old dog just killed a chicken, that consistently flew out of the coop, yesterday. He doesn't go in the chicken run or try to get in at all. Sadly, there was nothing to be done about it. Now, my concern is that he might do this again. Does anyone have any advice on how to prevent another occurrence?
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  2. TNBlacktails

    TNBlacktails Chirping

    Sep 15, 2012
    Union County Tennessee
    I used to let my dog outa the pen until she killed my first baby chick ; had so now when she gets let out shes on a chain.
  3. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging

    Sep 19, 2009
    Holts Summit, Missouri
    Kill event may have been a reflex to bird passing by rapidly. Effort can be made to get dog into greater control over such refluxes. This does not mean dog can not be in future trusted around chickens despite dogs age.
  4. krys2000

    krys2000 In the Brooder

    Thank you! We've been working on getting everyone in the habit of making sure the chickens are in their run before letting the dogs out.
    Thanks for your advice!

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