Dog attacked my chickens! Now what?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by MDcalle, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. MDcalle

    MDcalle In the Brooder

    Feb 14, 2017
    So I had two barred rock hens and a RIR rooster, the three of them had a coop and free ranged together. Today my neighbors dog was running loose and killed one of the hens and a rooster. (I saw the dog on my property with the chicken in his mouth and am planning on talking with my neighbor about it later). Now I have one barred rock hen left. I know that chickens are flock animals and she won't do well living by herself. I have 3 silkies who are about 3 months old living in their own coop and fenced in run. I originally planned on keeping the silkies separate, but due to the circumstances would it be ok to let the hen live with the 3 month old silkies? I don't want her to pick on the silkies and I don't want to buy anymore chickens until I build a larger secure run for them and speak to my neighbor about their dog.

  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Songster

    Feb 15, 2017
    Yes it will be alright to keep her with the silkies. Next time that dog attacks your chickens I would shoot it.
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