Has anyone had this happen?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by backyardfarmchick, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. backyardfarmchick

    backyardfarmchick Out Of The Brooder

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    My dog bailey has been perfectly fine around the girls since we got them, around a year ago. Well today I was holding one of my hens Bella and she flies out of my arms. Bailey freaks out and runs past me in a wild chase after Bella! Bailey is running and snapping about 4 inches behind her! I had to pick bailey up and carry him inside. I've never seen him do anything like this! Poor Bella is still in hiding [​IMG] Anyone else ever have their dog do this?
     
  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    Yesterday my 15 year old Rottie killed one of my chickens. She has never even given the chickens a look, I thought! I still can't believe she did it! After all of these years being right next to them and all of the baby chicks! I guess she decided when one got right next to her (she's old and slow) she would grab it. I'm still in shock! and sad for my chicken! [​IMG]
     
  3. Miyashi

    Miyashi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love my dogs and I love my birds...
    But I've never been brave enough to let them mingle.
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  4. backyardfarmchick

    backyardfarmchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Same with Bailey he never seemed to even look their way! I'm sorry about what happened to your chicken! [​IMG]
     
  5. KaitlynChick55

    KaitlynChick55 Out Of The Brooder

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    My dog is afraid of my chickens, and he's a plott hound [​IMG]
     
  6. Springthing

    Springthing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My dogs (1 Great Dane and 1 Boxer/Mastiff mix) only get to mingle on a few occasions when we let the chickens and ducks out to roam for a few hours. We've not let them out too often yet but so far so good. My dogs, I would hope, wouldn't hurt a fly or they know they'd be next! The worse thing that happens is the boxer/mastiff will go up to the chicken/duck run and go "Boo!" all of a sudden, with a play-bow.

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    I hope your chicken didn't get scarred emotionally/mentally! [​IMG]




    Kidcody - I'm sorry to hear about the chicken.
     
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2011
  7. backyardfarmchick

    backyardfarmchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, we definitely aren't letting bailey out any time soon! Poor Bella is even scared of my prissy little havanesse now! [​IMG]
     
  8. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    What breed is Bailey? Maybe he was just bringing the chicken BACK to you? Retriever behavior?
     
  9. citychickx6

    citychickx6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. backyardfarmchick

    backyardfarmchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:He is a mix between a miniature schnauzer and a toy poodle, It would make a lot more sense if he was some kind of retriever!
     

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