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Dog killed my chickens, I killed the dog

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by jennifersmith326, Jun 28, 2011.

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  1. jennifersmith326

    jennifersmith326 Songster

    Feb 15, 2011
    Griffin, GA
    A bull dog came up in my yard, killed 19 of my chickens and I had to take care of one other one because it's back was split wide open. I killed the dog. Shot it dead. I was so mad I was shaking and crying at the same time. I called the sheriff's office and filed a report and animal control came to get the dog. The owners met animal control at the end of my driveway and animal control allowed them to have their dog back so they could take care of the body.
    I lost 20 birds and I have one other missing that I can't find the body or the live bird.

    I lost:
    Cuckoo Marans
    Salmon Faverolle
    Mille Fluer d'Uccle
    Rhode Island Reds
    Jersey Giants
    Chocolate colored game hen
    Buff Orphington

  2. skillswife

    skillswife Songster

    Jul 19, 2010
    SW Montana
    Oh I am so sorry for your loss, what a tragedy! {{hugs}}
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Oh, I'm so sorry.. and I'm shaking with anger for you! Good for you. I hope these people are going to compensate you monetarily, though they can never compensate for your experience in having your pets slaughtered or in having to kill their dog. When will dog owners ever learn?!
  4. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Crowing

    Nov 10, 2010
    I am so sorry you had to do this.
    No choise but to protect your flock.
  5. rungirl

    rungirl Songster

    Apr 7, 2010
    Columbus, Ohio
    Sorry about your chickens. Good job on getting the dog though.

  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    So sad you lost your flock this way but am glad you took care of the problem.
  7. jennifersmith326

    jennifersmith326 Songster

    Feb 15, 2011
    Griffin, GA
    They came to the house but I was home alone and scared to answer the door. These were mostly 8-12 week old chicks that I hateched in my incubator but some were about a year old.

  8. pinkwindsong

    pinkwindsong Songster

    Mar 18, 2011
    Laurens SC
    sorry for the neighbors too but had you not killed it it would have been back.. I hate that it killed so many before you could stop it.. [​IMG]

  9. lovin my birds

    lovin my birds Songster

    Mar 15, 2011
    Odessa, MO
    Oh no! I am so sorry to hear about your loss. It is always hard to lose a pet and then to have to shoot the dog afterwards. Good for you though, you took care of the problem. Hopefully those people will not get another dog and let it run loose as well. People make me so angry, then they turn around and say well they are just chickens. [​IMG] [​IMG] To us they are not JUST chickens. I would definately be asking for some compensation.
  10. jennifersmith326

    jennifersmith326 Songster

    Feb 15, 2011
    Griffin, GA
    I'm taking them to small claims court.
    I'm gonna ask for a a few hundred dollars
    That is what makes me mad too, is the comment, "They are just chickens".
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