Dog Attacks - Most likely Day time or Night time?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by MasAhora, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. MasAhora

    MasAhora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Strange dogs are sighted now and then during the day on our property, usually away from the chicken areas.
    There is a weak point in our fencing where we free range our chickens. That section is locked off at night but not always during the day.
    From reading posts on BYC I get the impression most folks experienced dog attacks during day light.
    Is that correct?
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Yes, most domestic dog attacks occur during daylight hours when the birds are active and likely to encounter the dogs
     
  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any dog trouble I've had has been in the daylight. In the afternoon to it seems like.
     
  4. Lilki

    Lilki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All the dog trouble we've had has been during the day, with the exception of one. My #%!# neighbor's dog got my cat at night.
     
  5. Zoomie

    Zoomie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had dogs come here at night and kill goats and sheep and llamas. It just kind of depends - around here, most people just let their dogs roam 24/7 because this is "the country" and "dogs are allowed to do that" apparently. [​IMG]

    Dogs are pack animals and when they get together they get up to all sorts of mischief they might possibly not do on their own. This is my experience talking: Secure that weak area. Do it right now. There are also foxes and coyotes if nothing else, and absolutely none of these animals read this forum to find out when they "should" be out marauding and killing things.
     
  6. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    They will attack whenever the opportunity presents itself. You may want to consider beefing up that weak spot in your fence. A dog can wipe out a flock in short order.
     
  7. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Most of my dog fun has been during the day, most. It is largely a function of owners activity patterns. If dog issues on horizon, then I would start investing in electrified fencing and making certain chickens stay in area you can defend. Electrified poultry netting can meet both of those needs with a small flock. Pricier than birds themselves, but cheaper than next increasingly effective option.
     
  8. MasAhora

    MasAhora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone. Sorry you share your knowledge from bitter experience. We have a plan to secure the weak spot and keep gates closed except when moving the cows!!
     

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