Finally got fence up to keep the neighbors dog out and now

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Holiday Angel, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. Holiday Angel

    Holiday Angel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2008
    Sweet Home, Oregon
    The chickens look like someone plucked them. There are feathers all over inside their pen and they quit laying eggs. They are free run all day and locked inside at night.
    The rooster looks fine though.. Should I eat the rooster?
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2009
  2. agnes_day

    agnes_day Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2008
    why would you want to eat the rooster?

  3. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    They're probably molting.

    Cute dog btw.
  4. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sound like they are molting.
  5. Holiday Angel

    Holiday Angel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2008
    Sweet Home, Oregon
    Sorry everyone, I have been on face book meeting up with family and didn't get back here. UGH..
    I am glad they are molting. Why are they molting? lol
    That rooster and I go round and round. I have considered trading him for someones hen. He is a full Australorp from last spring and he is pretty but we have two. He is also a tad aggressive therefore the reason I want to eat HIM...
    Bad me Bad
  6. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Is the pictured dog your neighbor's dog ? He looks like a very efficient chicken killing machine [​IMG]
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    aww! cute doggie!...[​IMG]
  8. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    My neighbors peek a poo was plucking my hens. Shut down production for 4 months. No they weren't ready to moult; but by the time they grew their feathers back they did moult! [​IMG] Two died from scratches the dog gave them. I couldn't catch the little devil! 15 seconds from fence-pluck-fence. I hated confronting them about it; but they needed to know why we weren't having free eggs for the neighborhood!
  9. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    my neighbor's dog went to the pound 2 days ago, he wouldn't leave my chickens alone.
  10. guitari609

    guitari609 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 11, 2008
    Taylors, SC
    I love dogs, almost as much as I love my chickens, but one of my neighbors dogs had to dodge 9mm a while back because it was harassing the livestock. I didn't hit it, but I definitely scared the heck out of it, (which was my only intent) and I haven't seen it again. I would have caught it and taken it around until I found its owner, but the durn thing would attack, make a lot of racket (it was a hound dog) and then bolt as soon as it saw me, after three nights in a row at 3 am it was time to do something......

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