I HATE MY DOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by kryptoniteqhs, Mar 25, 2009.

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  1. kryptoniteqhs

    kryptoniteqhs Rosecomb Rich

    Nov 14, 2008
    Perris, CA
    HES LEAVING TOMORROW FOR GOOD!!!!!!!!! HE ATE MY CHICK.............AND YES I AM YELLING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
  2. ben&momschicks

    ben&momschicks Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 11, 2008
    I know what you mean! My dog killed two hens last week and it made me furious. He normally has a chain and fence and the closed door of the hen house to contend with, but he caught all the breaks that night. He is going to a new home. When I find him one. Unfortunately, everyone seems to be getting chickens now and nobody wants a chicken killer.

  3. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    I am probably going to get slammed for this, but if you have dogs and you have chickens, the odds of a tragedy is pretty good. My Chickens do not free range because of my dogs and neighborhood dogs, they are safer in coops and runs. My Dogs did get one of my Chickens, was I mad, YES, did I get rid of my dogs, NO.
    My dogs are part of my family, just like my chickens. Accidents are going to happen. Dogs, cats are prey animals and chickens, birds, mice etc are seen as prey. Put them in close proximity and something is bound to happen.

    Sorry you lost your chick, but are you really being fair to your dog?
  4. kryptoniteqhs

    kryptoniteqhs Rosecomb Rich

    Nov 14, 2008
    Perris, CA
    yep hes a murderer!! if i plan i raising livestock i dont need a livestock killer.....i need a LGD! they werent just free ranging either, he plucked it right out of its brooder!

    ETA: if i get rid of him he gets a new home, no one dies or gets hurt....if i keep him, God only knows how many more lives I will loose.....Also this chick was a BC Maran so its not like it was some plain old production bird that is easily replaced! And I had to help this one hatch (first time ive ever helped anything) so I really bonded with it. [​IMG]
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  5. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2008
    Southwest Missouri
    I agree, if you have dogs they are going to eat or chase chickens. I have two Labradors and they would love nothing more than to eat and kill my chickens and one of them has done so before. She is an important part of my family and I have taken the necessary precautions to ensure that my girls and guys are safe in the run.
  6. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Quote:I am sorry, but why was the dog near the brooder? My indoor brooders are behind a closed door to protect the chicks .
    The dog was only acting on instinct.
  7. whitecra

    whitecra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    My dogs would love to get hold of my chickens. That is why when I turn the chickens out to run there is a sign on the back door warning everyone not to let the dogs out because the chickens are loose. I know my dogs would kill the chickens but I won't get rid of them if something happens and they get hold of one.
  8. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    "rotten kitten" ate my first ever chick i hatched. i still have that jerk. it was my fault for not securing the baby.
    your dog did what the dog is going to do. i would be beating myself up for it, not the dog. unless you have taken a lot of time to supervise and teach it that chickens are our friends not food, good chance it would happen. i would keep my dog and check myself. make sure i worked harder on it not happening again. my pets are my family. they aren't going anywhere.
    don't get me wrong, i do feel for you because you do get MAD. but don't fly off the handle and make crazy choices. you need to ask yourself if you did everything to make sure it didn't happen.
  9. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    Quote:I agree completely. One of my three dogs has eaten many of my quail
    that get out of the brooder. She takes them on the couch and chews
    them. I have a hard time not laughing. She is so proud.

    She has also killed a few meat roos that went under my barn and would
    not come out. Sure I sent her in to get them but she was supposed
    to retrieve, not catch and eat them. [​IMG]

    A combination of proper training and animal control will eliminate livestock
    losses. It is not the dog's fault. It's the owner's fault.
  10. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Quote:Good post.......you should not get slammed at all.

    The chicks should be kept safe from all harm. Accidents happen, but you should not blame the dog.
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