Don't know where this exactly belongs

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by eggcited2, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. eggcited2

    eggcited2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 8, 2010
    I am still recovering from the total knee replacement surgery and can't do a lot of work with Jasper at this time.

    Today I managed to walk outside (with help of the physical therapist) and found Jasper had just killed a chicken. And yesterday, a friend who has been helping feed the chickens and other animals, said she saw a chicken leg/foot laying where Jasper keeps his play toys and his food area. I am so very upset.

    What do I do now? Will he continue to kill? I was told by someone that once they kill a chicken, they will continue to do so.

    He will be 9 months old on Dec. 5. He is from working parents (as is his whole line of breeding) and was raised as working dog around chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, goats, pet rabbits, baby chicks, baby ducks, etc. All the pups are raised with their parents and in with all the farm animals. The person I got him from has three sets of breeding GP's and they also work the farm as livestock guardians, plus she has a couple older GP's that are beyond breeding age, but still work the farm. One of them is 16 years old.

    She feeds only raw meat. She actually feeds chicken leg quarters. Bone, meat, skin, and all that. I switched him over to large breed dry food, but continued to put raw boneless chicken thighs in it. I also have added a packaged stew looking food to his dry food. His food bowl is always kept full of food. He free eats.

    He has a whole bunch of toys, mostly chew toys and some for just play. He also gets the edible chew kind of treats every day. I know puppies play a lot and chew a lot. That is why I have so many chew things and play things for him. I remove some of the older toys and put out newer ones, so that he has different ones to keep him from gettng bored with them.

    Please, can anyone help??? What do I do? What can I do? Is it true that he will now always kill? I love him dearly and am so upset. I don't know how in the world I would be able to part with him, but I can't have him killing.
  2. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2010
    Quote:I don't have any dog experience but there are many knowledgable folks in the livestock section towards the bottom of the index. Good luck and hope you feel better soon [​IMG]

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