Dog attack

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by hcammack, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't blame the dog and she is a nice dog but poorly trained. The neighbors are good to. One of my faverolles was attacked by my neighbors dog just now! I cannot find her! I was outside and the dog did it anyway. I did beat the dog off and she ran home and her owners put her inside. The dog did not have its electric fence callor on. I just went up and knocked on the neighbors door and no one answered but they were home. The dog is fine and was inside wagging her tail at me and wanting to play. I have looked for the hen everywhere but cannot find her and I am wondering if when I was looking the dog snuk back and took her up to their house. I just want to know if she is dead or if I have to find her and treat her or put her down. I am not really mad just kinda disapointed my chickens aren't pets but I hate to loose her and don't want her to be suffering somewhere.

    No angry posts about dogs please just wanted to let you guys know it happened.

    Henry
     
  2. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    Did u see what happened??? Did you happen to see how badly she was hurt??? She may just be scared.....
     
  3. CarlaRiggs

    CarlaRiggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm sorry about this, Henry. You're a great person not to get angry and realize that this is what dog's do sometimes.
    I would go back and knock on the door again. If no answer, then leave a note on the door. And keep looking.
    Have you found no feathers or trail at all of the hen? Sometimes when so traumatized a chicken will hide, but good! If you walk about calling her quietly, sometimes a hen will trill quietly to you from her hiding place.

    Good luck! Please let us know.

    Carla
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I'm sorry, Henry. Hope you find your hen.
     
  5. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    I feel like she may just be hiding in a really good spot ! but I did here someone yell drop the chickens I have been looking for her for an hours. I was right next to her when it happened I was the one who stopped the dog from killing her right away. My dog is going belistic and won't leave my side she has also been out with the chickens for 30 minuets. I will go check again in a little while. This hen is the hen I would expect to be injured the whole rest of the flock saw the dog coming and bolted but this hen got separated and ran into the open she was injured the rest hid in the wood pile and up in trees. I will keep looking for her hopefully she is just hiding really well! The only thing I am mad about is that the dog did it right in front of me !!! it was just weird and next time she won't get off so easy! I am thinking of getting a pyr puppy!

    Thanks everyone,
    Henry
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2008
  6. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    Once a dog gets to chacing chickens it will never be a one time thing.. Its good you aren't mad, but you do need to deal with your neighbors or you will loose more than one bird. Thier dog now has a new place to come play.. and your birds are the toys.
     
  7. FrChuckW

    FrChuckW Father to all, Dad to none

    Sep 7, 2008
    Louisville, KY
    Henry,

    Sorry to hear about this. As you said, it is something that most dogs will do if not properly trained. As to finding your missing chicken, you have gotten some good advice already. But if I might add, look for those places that a chicken could hide in and feel safe from attack, like under a building or a log or brush pile. Good luck
     
  8. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Oh Henry, how awful. I hope you find her.
     
  9. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would leave a note. If you aren't mad about it, let them know that in the note right off. Then tell them what you told us, you saw the dog get ahold of the chicken, and need to find it so you can tend to it. They might just be freaking out that their dog may be in a world of trouble.
     
  10. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    I hope you find her and that she will be alright. She may have squeezed herself in a tough spot in order to hide and may not be able to get out or if she ran far, may not know how to get home.

    Some years ago when my roo got attacked by a dog whose person irresponsibly let it run loose the poor roo ran into his house (coop) and literally stuffed himself into a hav-a-hart trap meant for small rodents. Thankfully I found him and could help him out of the trap. He almost died or shock and injuries but thankfully made it with tons of TLC and meds.

    I won't post about the dog per your request but will just say that the neighbors can't be that good if they let their dog run loose. The dog is a predator and it's their job to control him.

    Sending many wishes for a happy ending here.
    JJ
     

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