Ginger Almost Became a Scooby Snack! Yikes!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by speckledhen, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    First predator loss AVERTED! One of my Buff Orpington ladies, Ginger, was almost got eaten by the next door neighbor's puppy. Not their fault at all. She went out the one corner of the fence, the last small stretch we hadn't finished, and ended up on their property by going down the embankment and crossing the dirt road that divides us from the Wilsons. Dora the Explorer is what we always call her. She and Lorelei used to to off on these little expeditions and now Lorelei, her partner in crime, is gone.
    I was on my way to the mailbox when I heard the most awful screeching and squawking from nextdoor of a chicken in serious distress. Couldnt see through the trees, but I hollered for my husband while running to our fence to see if I could tell which bird was in trouble. I really wasnt 100% sure it was our chicken since there are game fowl all around us and we even found the head of a chicken once. The 18 yr old kid from nextdoor (whose foot was broken from an ATV crash) caught her and got her away from the dog, but I heard the commotion, just couldnt see thru the trees. She is missing some feathers from the oil gland area where the puppy grabbed and yanked them out, but no other wounds. She is a lucky girl! The pup is an Australian Shepherd/Blue Heeler cross, only a few months old and small still and I'm sure if he'd had bigger teeth, she might well have a few punctures.
    Sure hope my little explorer is shaken up just enough not to go down there anymore till we get the last 20' of fencing strung, which, btw, we put up mainly because of Ginger's propensity to explore. Yep, that's all we lack doing the perimeter and by golly, she knows where that opening is, LOL. Can I crash now? [​IMG]
  2. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

    Mar 31, 2008
    Lebanon, TN
    I'm glad it turned out okay! Yikes indeed! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2008
  3. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Songster

    Jan 17, 2008
    Yikes! An australian shepherd/blue heeler?! The worse possible combination, ever. Pure hunt/kill instinct in them dogs.

    Glad poor Ginger turned out okay.
    Good thing the neighbor boy was there. or Ginger would've been a scooby snack! Ruh Roh!
  4. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    ginger almost became a ginger snap! glad she's safe and sound!
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    That's funny because I call her Gingersnap half the time. She almost became one for real! Ginger is the lovely model on our egg carton labels, can't lose her!
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2008
  6. Missouri chick

    Missouri chick Songster

    May 15, 2008
    Homer, GA
    Oh thank goodness she is ok. She is a beauty!
  7. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Quote:I agree! [​IMG] I hope there is a leash law where you live.
  8. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Songster

    Jan 17, 2008
    Very pretty.

  9. jjthink

    jjthink Crowing

    Jan 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    Whew - so glad to hear a happy ending where dogs and chickens are concerned!!

  10. injunjoe

    injunjoe Songster

    Jun 1, 2008
    Pasco county, FL.
    Glad to hear she is ok.
    She sure is a fine looking gal.

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