- Sep 6, 2013
I have a dog killing my chickens while I'm at work. I don't know which one. I'm to the point where I'd shoot it if I caught it but of course, it only happens when I'm gone. I've lost 27 chickens this past year. Daytime killing. Dog poop in pasture. Animal drags the birds to a nearby tree and chews them up or eats them. I'm pretty sure that it's the neighbor's dog, the same dog that showed up with a dead chicken on their porch. But I might be dealing with multiple dogs. And of course everybody claims that THEIR dog would NEVER kill chickens and that the dog must have FOUND a dead chicken. I'm considering investing in either a security camera or wildlife camera. Anybody else have one or have suggestions? I've never had anything like this so I'm clueless as to what to look for. In addition, I'm going to build a trap as per the suggestion of the county trapper (wild pig trap using "hog panels"). But mostly, I'd like to document with a camera which dogs are in my pasture. In my county, it's illegal for a dog to even be in my pasture. Twenty seven chickens is a LOT of chickens!