Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jpsmama, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. jpsmama

    jpsmama New Egg

    Mar 16, 2009
    Good morning everyone. I'm really looking forward to finding some answers here. Right now we have three bantam Brahmas and two Ameraucana and now only one Barred Rock. Last night my dogs managed to get one out of the chicken coop. So today is a sad day for us since I had to explain to my two year old on what happened to the chick. She was only five in a half weeks old and I let them run around in the coop during the day and then put them in the hutch at night to keep them cozy warm. But we got home a bit too late last night and unfortunately the dogs dug a small hole and got one out. What can I do so this won't happen again? Please any suggestions would be very helpful. Thank you so much. JPsmama
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  3. andehens

    andehens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2008
    Scenic Sierra Nevadas

    sorry about your chickie. You could try hot wire around coop to keep your dogs out, or a cement bottom or hard ware cloth floor, there are solutions!! The coop section has lots of good ideas! Good Luck!
  4. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    I'm so sorry about your little chickie! [​IMG] Some dogs are just like that, they love the chase. I hope your little one is okay too. [​IMG] anyway, from s.florida area [​IMG]
  5. n-da-woods

    n-da-woods Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2009
    North Carolina
    Hello [​IMG] and WELCOME to BYC from NC
  6. lowcountrypoultry

    lowcountrypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC! You will love it here [​IMG]

    Austin from SC
  7. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan

    Glad to have you here! [​IMG]
  8. Chef

    Chef Chicken Connoisseur

    Dec 16, 2008
    Hello and [​IMG] from a fellow Californian. I would dig a trench around the border of your run and fill it with gravel. The dogs dont like to dig in the rocks it hurts their paws. Hope this helps. Good luck.

  9. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    [​IMG] from CT [​IMG]
  10. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

    Jan 7, 2009
    From Old Town, Maine

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