Needless to say.....after I went on a wild woman frenzy chasing dogs around the yard with a broom in my hand (wishing I had a baseball bat at the time!!) I ended up with BOTH my roosters dead. 1 of my hens were bitten pretty bad. I finally found her hiding under the shed and had to drag her out. I doctored her up and she seems to be doing good. No signs of infection and the skin is healing nicely. She is still laying eggs but refuses to come out of the coop. Can't say I blame her after being scared out of her mind and attacked.
I am really torn at this point, trying to figure out what made my dogs do that. They have been around the chickens ever since they were babies. And to chew through the WIRE???? They are both 1 year old pittbulls and have NEVER shown any signs of aggression at all. I was so upset... and now AFRAID they may try and do it again. I am seriously to the point of wanting to get rid of the dogs. I know that day if I would have had my husband's truck there, they would have been gone that day.
Anyone have any suggestions......I love my dogs.....but my chickens come first. LOL It just really scares me to think that they were capable of doing something like that. I know the stereotype that pittbulls carry. It just makes me wonder if they could do that.....are they capable of flipping out on one of my kids. That may sound like I'm over-reacting in a way. I know animals can be unpredictable and have natural instincts. This just seemed uncalled for in all aspects if you ask me. It's one thing for a dog to run up to the fence and bark like crazy. But they literally chewed THROUGH the wire.......Makes me sick even thinking about it.