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I'm just going to give up x.x

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ducklove334, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
    I seriously CANNOT do anything with this dog, Sidney, he is our indoor egg sucker!

    the other week he got my first three eggs I was going to test, then I had "eggbert" my mallard egg I was testing who'd been incubating for almost two weeks,nothing but a piece of shell left! [​IMG]

    THEN EARLIER today he got my OTHER mallard egg [​IMG]

    and since I just have a syrofoam little giant, the heating element melted a good sized hole in the side when I found it [​IMG]

    sooo I took my MASSIVE *70! gram* pekin egg out that'd been in there since yesterday and said Sc**** it, I'll wait til spring when the girls start serious laying and brooding, by then this dog will be outside on a tie out, so maybe then I can set some eggs [​IMG]
  2. jforsness

    jforsness Songster

    Dec 28, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    Dang, sorry to hear of the egg-sucking pooch!
  3. banter

    banter Songster

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    What breed? I had an Aussie that sought out and ate as many decorated Pysanky eggs as he could get to! GRRRRRRRR! I was just a little PO'd!
  4. SummerwindNC

    SummerwindNC In the Brooder

    Apr 10, 2008
    Camden, NC
    Sorry to hear about your egg sucker!! I have 15 year old teacup poodle. He remembers living on the farm, stealing eggs his favorite thing right next consuming big steaming pilesÂ….anyway I thought he was going deaf but he hears me every single time I open the bator. He stands there, sniffing the air, a gleam in his little cataract eyes. He knows...and is waiting...

  5. jrhbull

    jrhbull In the Brooder

    Jan 23, 2009
    Id shoot it if it causes that much trouble.Thats just my opinion
  6. Rusty Hills Farm

    Rusty Hills Farm Songster

    Apr 3, 2008
    Up at the barn
    I keep my bator in the office and I CLOSE THE DOOR. The dogs have never been a problem because they have never had a chance to become a problem.

    An ounce of prevention works with so many problems. It's the assumption that "nothing is going to go wrong so you don't need any precautions" that is what "gits ya" so many times. I never hope for the best unless I've already done everything I can think of to prevent problems from getting started. And not just with chickens but with anything that involves animals! They try to outthink me every time!

  7. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
    he is a pitbull x blue tick hound.

    he's a pup my moms dog had, that I brouht homr from WV for my fiance, he's her dog, but darnit, he doesn't listen to ANYTHING or ANYONE. I KNOW this dog can hear.

    he's a trash dog, too he eats EVERYTHING but dogfood.

    he terrorizes our indoor cats, our pomeranians, our blind, deaf throw-rug pekinese.

    he gets into EVERYTHING, ALL the time, there isn't a time that he can just lay down and be good.

    I would shoot him, but I don't have a gun, and I'm not that mean.

    he CAN'T go outside, because he's been inside his intire life, and when he is tied out, he WHINES and WHINES, he have nieghbors who are jerk, so they complain.

    I've threatened getting rid of him, but like I said, he's my fiances dog, and it's not my choice.

    I can't put the bator anywhere else..cause theres no room, anywhere else in the house and the two kittens would play all over it and tear it up.

    I am honestly at my wits end [​IMG] [​IMG]

    so for now, I've broken down the bator, and I'm going to wait until spring to incubate eggs. [​IMG]
  8. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

    Aug 4, 2008
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    I would seriously be RID of that dog if its destroying your house and refusing to listen. I don't think the egg eating is its only issue!

    My 'pup' started off really bad, but I've been going to town on training her for a good 4 months now and she's gotten so much better. Its just her nose that gets her in trouble... she smells a cookie in my daughter's hand and forget it, she's stolen it and hiding under the table in kitchen eating it as fast as she can, knowing she's going to get a whap on the rear for it... could care less long as she got the cookie!!!

    I think once the puppiness is out of her it will end. She's very talented as far as tricks for treats though... laying down, staying, sitting, rolling over... she's got them all now.

    Tell your girl to take him to training class... pet smart offers them... once you can get some control on the dog, the rest will take hold!

    If it doesn't work that way... be done with the dog, he shouldn't be terrorizing the friends, or killing your trash can.
  9. TheNewMrsEvans

    TheNewMrsEvans Songster

    Sep 15, 2008
    Big Sur, CA
    get a baby gate and lock her in one room...if she can't behave she doesn't deserve all that freedom...only let her out when you are paying attention and can tell her to "leave it" or whatnot...
    We have a new puppy and this is how we've been training him...it's amazing how fast it works when they know they get to be free if they are good!

    I'm sorry she got your eggs, I'd be devastated...I hope you get more soon and find a safe place to put the incubator...there's one guy who puts his in the shower stall with the glass door [​IMG] keeps out cats and dogs [​IMG]
  10. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
    we've tryed baby gates, he jumps over them or tears them down, he does spend alot of time in our room, HOWEVER when the baby is born, he cannot be in here.(plus i do not think it's fair for a big dog to be cramped in one room, we had that problem with our hound, until she was outside, and even then had to get rid of her) he's already torn the crap outta the room, you cannot see the floor! [​IMG]

    he's got a kong, wich keeps him busy for 5 minutes max, we've given him those 3 foot raw-hide bones, GONE in 2 days [​IMG].

    he killed his "indestructible" Wubba kong.

    this dog has eaten half a loaf of monkey bread, half-pound a CHOCOLATE cake, chocolate chips, vix vaper rub..GLASS, tampons, pads, a whole pack of cheese..the good thing about that was he didn't crap for about 3 days [​IMG].

    he goes for walks, but it's been so darned cold..no one has the energy.

    We have talked about training classes, and are seriously thinking it, the thing is, EXPENSIVE..I think our petsmart charges something like 20$ to start up, then like 10$ every week, or however often the classes are.

    our nieghbor "claims" he can straighten him out, we've thought about sending the dog to live with him for a few weeks, but I don't know. the problem with that is it doesn't solve him NOT listening to US.

    he DOES listen to me, I can tell him to "GET", or "OUT OF IT"

    but thing is, he goes right back once you leave the room [​IMG]

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