Dog up the road and the loss of a JG

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Rachel Taylor, Oct 20, 2018.

  1. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    This is true, to a point. Fencing, especially electric fencing, protects the flock from most land predators, not only this one dog. So, it has usefulness beyond one episode or individual. I would also want this offending dog off my land, whatever it takes.
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  2. MissChick@dee

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    Most won’t like this post. I live in a rural area. We’re all neighbors who mostly get along. I’m a responsible pet owner....but if your dog kills someone’s chickens depending on the person responding. It will get shot.
    Nice people will warn you. That’s the way it is.
    If your not a responsible pet owner why should the
    Chickens pay the price?
     
  3. dehowery

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    Shoot the dog! Your problem will be over, it's evident the owners do not intend to restrain it. So when it hits your property good bye dog. We too have had this problem with CATS. We put up a $6,000.00 stockade fence before we got our chickens. We patrol it weekly for holes underneath . But cats climb fences! After we lost 2 girls we decided to take chicken's future in our own hands. Have shoot 1 which got away but we think died on the other side of the fence and winged a second which also got away. Have not seen either of those 2 again. BUT there are at least 15- 20 more wild cats that people feed on the other side of our fence. They don't neuter them/just feed them so they just breed,breed breed. So if they don't care why should I. I have raised cats my entire life and feel bad every time we have to shoot at one ! But I Love my chickens and don't what them DEAD.
     
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  4. MissChick@dee

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    Okay....I’ won’t skip to the moral of the story. Family gets 2 dogs. They don’t have a fence. Dogs run and terrorize the area. They are not neutered so they fight. Dogs kill my friends chickens (he has a fence). THE owner got a warning THIS time which was lucky for the dogs. Only because my friend and the owner were friendly. AND there’s no doubt they would be shot!! The owner built a fence, neutered his dogs and his wife now keeps chickens!! The chickens are still dead. What a price to pay to teach a grown wass man how to be responsible.
    Around here your dog gets shot. This was just a lucky day for those poochies. Not that we’re heartless people just the other day a neighbors 4 dogs got out (they have a fence) nice dogs beautiful dogs. I called them and walked them all the way home. Accidentally they got out. We do know the difference. But if they got into MY fence and killed my chickens I’d have to shoot them. And the responsible good owners would know. Around here we have the right to protect livestock.
     
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  5. MissChick@dee

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    Hey Rachel you could fence a smaller area. I did just 1/3 an acre with fencing. And yes it’s expensive. So sorry for your loss.
     
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  6. MissChick@dee

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    :barnieCATS!!!! Tell me about them. :barnie
     
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  7. bobbi-j

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    I think we may have lost the OP, but I'll add my 2 cents' worth, anyway. Electric fence is not terribly expensive. A roll of wire, some wooden corner posts and step in or T-posts. The thing to remember is, if the dog can get to your chickens, so can any other ground predator. (It's the price we pay for free ranging.) If you don't want your chickens to get eaten, put up a fence.

    That being said, the neighbors don't get a pass for being irresponsible. I also live in an area where it's understood that if my dog kills or harasses your livestock, it will likely get shot. (Often, the dog's owner will take care of the problem themselves in order to be a good neighbor.) If you shoot my dog because it's been killing your animals, you have every right to do so and it's entirely my fault it had to be done.

    If you know who the dog belongs to and feel it would be effective, talk to them. If you don't feel that would be effective, catch the dog if it's friendly and paint a bullseye on it before sending it home. Or, as stated previously, make it disappear however you feel you can. If you need to kill it, do it in a way that it doesn't suffer.
     
  8. Tortoise

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    Shooting the dog punishes the dog. Heartless people shoots a dog who's owner is the responsible one. Hit them in the pocket and they will learn to keep their dog under control.
    I take care of ALL my animals which means they stay within my own property!
     
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  9. Tortoise

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    No they shouldn't have too. However, if you know it's not going to change with the dogs owners and you do nothing to prevent your chickens from getting killed then it's your fault just as well that you have dead chickens. Playing stupid macho, I'm not going to do anything different, and keep watching the poor chickens get killed. Remember, I said if the OP does nothing, including about the dog.
    First thing whenever anything like this happens should be to talk too the dogs owners. Next time the cops and/or animal control. Then an attorney and sue! Never should the answer be to kill the dog for being a dog that got stuck with worthless owners. The dog didn't get too pick its owners. I can't be cold and heartless and that's exactly what killed the dog is no matter how you want to spin it or try too justify!
     
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  10. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging

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    @Tortoise, you are uncoupled from reality. In many, if not most locations, owners of livestock / property owners have right to defend against trespassing dogs causing harm. Check laws to see. The laws have been put in place by the majority of voters at time they were passed. Work to change laws if you want your approach followed.
     

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