DOG TRIED TO KILL CHICKEN!

SlowPancakes404

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Oct 12, 2018
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Hello everybody. We had been taking care of a stray, but when we let him out in the backyard, he tried to kill and eat our chick. The chick is covered in slobber and feathers, but it is not bleeding. 2 chicks had to jump the fence to escape him, and 3 stayed in the backyard, while (hopefully) only one was injured.
a HELP! (Update: The injured chicken made a speedy recovery and the lost chicken came back.
 
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Kessel23

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Not sure what to say, dogs are not naturally friendly with their prey. Strays will definitely not be nice with other animals, he had to survive in the wild by eating them. You could try to train him but it would take a very long time to train an adult dog who already eats chickens to stop attacking them.
 
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townchicks

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Not sure what you are asking for help with here. The injured chick? If so , some pics and more info about the chick and the injury would be helpful. How old is the chick? How is it acting? Eating and drinking? Where is the injury?
And, obviously, keep that dog on a leash.
 

SlowPancakes404

In the Brooder
Oct 12, 2018
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Not sure what you are asking for help with here. The injured chick? If so , some pics and more info about the chick and the injury would be helpful. How old is the chick? How is it acting? Eating and drinking? Where is the injury?
And, obviously, keep that dog on a leash.
Here is some photos. She is an 8+ weeks old Rhode Island Red. The rest of the chicks are gathering around her in shock of what happened. She seems to be okay, but who knows.
 

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SlowPancakes404

In the Brooder
Oct 12, 2018
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12
19
Not sure what you are asking for help with here. The injured chick? If so , some pics and more info about the chick and the injury would be helpful. How old is the chick? How is it acting? Eating and drinking? Where is the injury?
And, obviously, keep that dog on a leash.
I also forgot to mention that we have 5 in the yard. Only one is missing, but we can’t find it. One of our neighbors accidentally let their dog out and we saw it in the woods. Hopefully it goes back and doesn’t kill our missing chick (if she’s even alive)
 

townchicks

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So you don't see any wounds? Lift up the feathers and look around, gently open her wings and feel if anything seems out of place. Can she walk? Offer some treat to see if she is interested in eating. If you find a wound, pictures of the wound would help. If she seems normal, just keep a good eye on her to make sure she eats and drinks and stays active. Hopefully your missing girl is just hiding. Look under bushes and sheds.
 

jonezjollyfarm

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Even good dogs sometimes get excited my the sounds they make and mistake it for prey. One of our dogs killed all 6 of the first chicks we got years ago. Then we tried again keeping in mind shes a killer and she did well until we has a roo with a deformed leg and he hobbled near her and she took him out. Which was awful. She does fine with them now we just keep and eye on here and put her inside when we give them birds something she may like to eat to cuz shell snip at them if they try to take her food. Our other dog on the other hand absolutely loves them... he thinks hes a mama hen. And the girls love him too.
 

naomijm

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Hello everybody. We had been taking care of a stray, but when we let him out in the backyard, he tried to kill and eat our chick. The chick is covered in slobber and feathers, but it is not bleeding. 2 chicks had to jump the fence to escape him, and 3 stayed in the backyard, while (hopefully) only one was injured.
a HELP!
If you think she is injured I would take her to the vet. They can X-ray her to make sure nothing is broken.
 

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