I am in need of a hug

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by pooh731, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. pooh731

    pooh731 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2011
    Hanford, ca
    [​IMG] Last night one of my dogs killed my EE roo 'mellow'. He died protecting his 3 girls, my dog hurt my RIR named 'Red bird' she is now afraid to move and when she does she limps. I have been keeping a close eye on red. 'Mellow' would have been 5 months old on the 13th of this month, my 'red bird' turned 4 month old today. R.I.P. 'Mellow' you were a pretty boy
  2. greenpeeps

    greenpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2009
    Greenford, Ohio
    Sorry, it's so hard to train the dogs not to attack the chickens. Hope Red Bird feels better soon. Big Hug!
  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    OH NO!!! Sorry to hear what happened. I'm sending a big hug your way. [​IMG]
  4. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

    Nov 11, 2008
    [​IMG] my dog died earlier this morning [​IMG]
  5. FarmCoe

    FarmCoe Flock Mistress

    May 22, 2010
    Planet Earth
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] To Skitz and Pooh [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    So sorry to you pooh. I lost several hens to my dog before I was able to train her. It takes time and perseverance. Hopefully you will have both.

  7. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2010
    So sorry. [​IMG]

    My cat was killed by coyotes a few days ago. [​IMG]

    Pooh and Skitz [​IMG] to you.
  8. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 29, 2011
    I am so sorry. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    It is just a dogs natural instinct. My border collie used to try and bite the chickens (but luckily never ate one). I started to leash my dog and sit by the chickens with her. Everytime she would lay down, sit or look away from the chickens I would give her a treat. If she tried to bark or nip at them I would say "Ah Ah" in a short sharp voice.

    As you can see from this picture she is now very good with the chickens. [​IMG]

    Zoey (my border collie) is very good with the chickens however, if a wild bird comes in the yard she will go after it.

    I wish you luck with your dog and I highly recommend trying to train him. It is fun to train your dog and is also very rewarding. Good luck. [​IMG]
  9. fam5r

    fam5r Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 4, 2011
    Sorry for your loss. I find myself falling right in love with our chickens! this is our fist time raising them
  10. pooh731

    pooh731 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2011
    Hanford, ca
    [​IMG] [​IMG] Thank you all so much, talk about this with everyone on this site helps. Everyone here is so understanding I feel like everyone here is a part of my family. Thank you
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2011

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