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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Weasleymum, Nov 26, 2008.
... reposted from "emergencies". Title says it all... I'm devastated and I don't know what to do.
This is heartbreaking - poor birds.
Who's dogs killed all your chickens?
Apparently they belong to a neighbor across the street. I've seen the dogs running around the neighborhood before, but didn't know which house they belonged to. I called Animal Control, but the dogs ran off before the officers got there. When we were talking in the backyard, the dogs ran back into sight, and the officers were able to match them to an owner.
DH is talking about running electric wire around the whole back fence... I'm pretty sure you can't do that in urban areas.
I'm so sorry. I just one chicken last week and it was (and is) sad, I can't imagine the devastation of losing all of them. Peace to you in this troubled time...
I am so sorry! Hope you are able to replace them!
Aww, that is sooo sad, I am sorry for your loss!!!
Thanks you guys. I only had three chickens, since I'm in a very urban location (small yard), and they were really almost like pets. I'm so new at this, I'd only had them 6 weeks or so, and everything was going so well, that this is just shocking.
So sorry for your loss.
I'm so sorry for your loss... I hope Animal Control takes appropriate action with the dogs owner(s).
Me too. They were very nice men, said they were sorry about the birds. I was a tiny bit worried about calling because while chickens *are* legal here, a lot of people don't know that. I would hope that animal control would, at least, but was afraid they might have given me a hard time about my "livestock". They didn't at all, though. I just hope they follow through... if I see these dogs out and about again, I'm going to be ticked. The sad thing is, one of them at least seems like a really sweet, nice dog... it's natural for dogs to go for chickens, it doesn't make him a "bad" dog, but that's why they need to be contained. I know MY dog would go for chickens in an instant, which is why she never had any access to them. If I can keep my own dog constrained, then the neighbors should do the same.