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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Libgrooms, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. Libgrooms

    Libgrooms New Egg

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    We started out with 8 2wk old chicKS. All was going well with our 2 standard poodles until the last two days when the actually jumped into the chicken yard with them and chased a couple almost to death. Then today they do it again and 3 didn't survive the game tag. They didn't attack them and dismember them just play rough. HELP please!!
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    You need to post in the injuries/emergencies forum with a full description of injuries and preferably including photos.

    You might also post in the coop/run construction section, sounds like you need to dog-proof your area.
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    [​IMG] - great advice from QMisha

    CT
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome! Great to have with us. I agree with the above. Some serious dog proofing is in order. Best of luck to you! :)
     
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    [​IMG] You are gonna have to keep the dogs away from the chickens. Build a predator proof area for the chickens and keep the dogs away from them. Remember, dogs are predators and chickens are prey. Some dogs get along with chickens and some don't. Keep your chickens safe! And give your dogs better toys to play with.
     
  6. Libgrooms

    Libgrooms New Egg

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    I feel just awful :( they got along so well with they them as little chick's in the house. Now this! They are inside digs for the most part. They didn't EAT them they chased and played with them to death, poor things.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Doesn't matter if they didn't eat them - their behavior killed them anyway. They shouldn't have gotten a second chance. Dogs + chicks = dead chicks. Dog has fun- chicks end up dead. No fun for them.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. Libgrooms

    Libgrooms New Egg

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    I joined the group to learn something from experienced chicken enthusiasts. I share my unfortunate situation and get ridicule but no sound advice. We moved the chicks yard from where the dogs had easy access. So we did TRY to do something rather than just give the dogs a second chance. Not quite that naive.
     
  10. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello, and welcome to Backyard chickens! So glad you joined us, and I hope you make yourself at home here!
     

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