I am so PI**ED OFF

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by jennh, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. jennh

    jennh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2007
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    My heart is just pounding, and I'm furious [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I have a baby monitor outside so I can hear my wildbirds and my "girls". Well, I heard them all out there carrying on, so I went out to see what was going on. I thought it must be a hawk. Then I hear rustling in the back of my yard, like something chasing. I heard one of my chickens squawking, and it sounded like something was chasing her. By the time I got there, I found the neighbor's D*mn dog dragging her! I yelled at the dog and he let her go. I had a hard time catching her to put her in the coop, she was so traumatized. There were feathers EVERYWHERE. [​IMG] [​IMG] I think she's going to be OK. I didn't see or feel anything. I think (KNOW) if I would not have gotten there when I did, he would have killed her. I really thought she was dead, but I think she was just scared out of her wits.
    I heard my neighbor out there calling for him, and I told her what had happened. She said to let her know if anything's wrong. What good is that gonna do? Sweet Annie is my sweet Americauna, and she can't be replaced. And she had just laid an egg! She said she just let "Arthur" in the backyard to "pee". I told her (if there IS ) a next time, to PUT HIM ON A LEASH!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] If she wasn't such a nice neighbor, I'd report her [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Jen
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2010
  2. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ct.
    oh i am sorry for your sweet hen. glad youve got her safe now. if the dog knows of the chickens, he will be back. be watchful. glad you communicated with your neighbor.
     
  3. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry for your trama, at least your neighbor wasn't one of them that denied everything like some are,sounds like ya got a good one there. she sounds like she cares about your feelings [​IMG]

    Keep your girl in a quite place for a few days, a pen in your pen would be good, i bet she will be just fine.
     
  4. dandelionheart

    dandelionheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much are those runner kits that you can attach to your house and then a tree? Might be a good Christmas gift. [​IMG]
     
  5. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    I am sorry [​IMG] I hate that when taht happens, o am glad she is ok.
     
  6. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
    oregon
    What a blessing you were there to intervene for your girl
    What bothers me in these cases is that folks (generally) seem unable to connect that we love our chickens every bit as much as they love thier dogs.
    It is no different for us.
    I have a good chat with my chickens in the morning.and another with my old dog later in the day [​IMG]
    Good luck with your girl [​IMG]
     
  7. RainbowBirds_of_a_Feather

    RainbowBirds_of_a_Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aloha,

    I Know the felling of almost loosing/loosing you favorite chook(s).

    Story (short: sad out come)

    I had neighbors that had hunting dogs. Oh so often I would see them loose and the neighbors "so happen" to be chasing them to catch them. I was out at school and I came home to a horrible scene all my chooks were eliminated. There were bodies and evidence (dog prints) in the cage and where they broke into. I was fuming! I couldn't even find one body, my little banty roo. I had to do each burial and it was not a fun one. I tried to confront the neighbors and they would avoid me. But the jerk moved 2 months later.

    I am glad that you got to talk to your neighbor and she is a nice neighbor. She did care to make sure that everything is okay and if the chook does pass you can tell her the situation. I say keep her updated on the hen just incase something happens to "Sweet Annie" that way she understands the harm her dog has caused. It is always good to have good communications.

    As for "Sweet Annie" did you over look her for any puncture wounds? (take pictures) If there feathers are just pulled than I believe she will make a full recovery. She just needs a little TLC from you and she will get back on track in no time.

    Please keep us posted on her progress.[​IMG]
     
  8. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Hey now there's a good idea. Those things aren't very pricey, and give a lot more legroom than a plain ol' leash... for times when Mom can't be out to keep an eye...

    Come to think of it... maybe I should give one to OUR neighbors... cept they have NO trees... can you hook it to anything else? I'ma look. Thanks for this suggestion Dandelion.

    So sorry about your girl Jenn. Hopefully your neighbor will keep a better eye, and here's hoping for a full recovery!
     
  9. YoYofranko

    YoYofranko Out Of The Brooder

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    Have you got a gun if so next time shoot it, that'll teach her. Here in England farmers are allowd to shoot dog that are terrorising lifestock, dont know whether its the same for you.

    I'm really glad shes ok, shes very lucky to have you [​IMG]
     
  10. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    glad the hen is ok..and your neighbor is concerned....next time, don't let it happen again though..she has been warned once now.
     

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