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How to keep neighbors dog out of my chicken pen

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Donnigan, May 6, 2016.

  1. Donnigan

    Donnigan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My neighbors have 4 dogs one is a german shepherd that has bitten people before. it jumped the other neighbors fence and nearly killed their dog! when i was a teenager i was friends with their daughter the dog jumped the fence and was inches away from attacking me! Im scared to go near my side of the fence! Then they have a border collie that barks 24/7. But the australian cattle dog and beagle is the real trouble they always let them roam the street the beagle gets on my side sometimes everyday. i once looked out the window and the dog was in my CHICKEN COOP he didn't have time to kill any. Also they leave the gate open and their 15 goats get on my property and eat the Garden Saplings Blueberry bush and Grapevines! The dog is getting out of gates they leave open and slipping under fences! The beagle is not interested in my chickens but im very concerned about the cattle dog as he kills their chickens. before they got him they had about 200 chickens now they might have 20-30. I don't really want to call the pound as i don't want to stir up trouble. Thanks
     
  2. 0wen

    0wen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would talk to the neighbor. He has a responsibility to keep his animals, especially those that may pose a danger to your flock or family, on his property. If he refuses to do anything about it I would either call the local animal control (and/or sheriff) or start killing dogs and selling chevon.
     
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  3. bluto in mo

    bluto in mo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shoot it
     
  4. Donnigan

    Donnigan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it legal to shoot a dog? Would shooting it with a BB gun scare it off?
     
  5. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

    Here if a dog is on your property harming you livestock you can shoot it....
    BB guns really are not strong enough for a dog chasing chickens....

    12 ga loaded with double 00 buckshot works fine....

    With dogs always practice the 3 S's... shoot, shovel and shut up...

    A dog that does not stay home is no good to anyone.
     
  6. Donnigan

    Donnigan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just wanted to add that why i don't want to call the pound or stir up trouble is because before i got my chickens the neighbors gave me free eggs for a long time and then when the got the goats they gave us free milk a couple times. I'm just looking for ways to scare the dog off and keep it away. Thanks
     
  7. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member


    Good luck with that!
     
  8. bluto in mo

    bluto in mo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Electric fence around the yard
     
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  9. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    Shooting to wound is animal cruelty; if you need to shoot the dog, plan to kill it. A good neighbor doesn't behave like these folks, sounds like they don't care for their animals very well either. Electric poultry fencing will work very well if you aren't going to report them. Having visiting dogs vanish (either SSS, or to the pound) may help, unless they will just keep getting more. Good luck, Mary
     
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  10. Donnigan

    Donnigan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They don't seem to care they will be walking down their yard and see the dog running around our property then he slowly walks over to the gate and lets the dog back in and sometimes the dog gets right back out onto our property!
     

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