- May 30, 2011
Hey I been having problems with a neighbors dogs that keep coming and killing my chickens. I have lost 3 chicks and my best hen from them. They keep coming back. I started out chasing them away when I see them but that didnt work they returned. I gave warning shots with my shotgun in the air to scare them away. Did that twice and still they returned. My brother inlaw was here while I was away and he shot at them and of course he cant shoot worth crap and missed but it scared them away but they return still. I am fed up. I didnt think I could shoot a dog untill today when the dogs returned and was stalking my chickens again so I got my 12 guage and number 7 birdshot and popped one into the dogs side. He went running home yipping all the way. I just hope it gets it through its head not to comeback. His little buddy got lucky since I didnt shoot at him cause he took off with the other one and figured he got the picture. Owner of dogs knows it kills my chickens cause when it killed my big hen he and a buddy were walkning on our property looking at the scattered feathers. Then tied up his dogs for a hour and then let them off again and his dogs went after more chickens and thats when my bro inlaw shot at them. I swear people dont know how to take care of there animals around here. they dont feed them or do anything with them. the same people dont feed there horses either and just let them roam and there horses get into our hay. I live on the rez so calling animal control is useless.. 3 animal control officers for the whole nation. Indian Police dont respond even if ur dying. awesome place. If animals could eat beer cans/bottles they would be pretty fat. any suggestions on getting these dogs to get it through there heads and stay away. it like im looking out my window every 5 minutes to check on my livestock. affraid to leave home cause im not there to watch for them.