Ive had a bad day with my mini flock!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sethsleader, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. sethsleader

    sethsleader Songster

    Apr 14, 2009
    Ive had my girls for 5 weeks and Ive had a Staffordshire Bul Terrier for 5 years, so I watched the dog whisperer on you tube for tips on how to get a harmonious home. I train Mary (the dog) every day. Today was the first day off the lead and everyone was getting along nice until Mary sat in the sunny spot. Shirley attacked Mary with vigor. Then all four of the girls started pecking and flapping at Mary. [​IMG] My poor dog is now inside shaking like a leaf.[​IMG]

    Is there a chicken whisperer out there that can help? I have a normaly placid flock and my only concerns was with the dog. How wrong could I be!!

    No-one takes Shirley favourite sun spot. Watch out for the guard chickens [​IMG]

  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Mob menatlity... One starts and everyone joins in..
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2009
  3. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Awww, poor Mary! Give her some [​IMG] for me.

    (Sorry, but I have to [​IMG] at the mental picture of the scene.)
  4. SportTees

    SportTees Songster

    [​IMG] My duck does the same thing to my dog.
  5. andrea98

    andrea98 Songster

    Apr 10, 2009
    in my barnyard....ohio
    im so sorry but i had to laugh cuz honestly i figure the dog got the chickens!!!
  6. OutdoorFun4

    OutdoorFun4 Songster

    Mar 28, 2009
    Southern Maine
    If you go to the pest and predator section you can read dozens of posts of the family dog attacking the flock... I didn't expect a "man bites dog" story.

    Never the less, I am sorry about your bad day. It would be nice if you could find a bit of peace among your pets.

    Mobbing it is a natural bird behavior. Have you ever seen a flock of small birds gang up on a crow or a hawk? They must see Mary as a threat. Maybe some supervised time together might help.

    Maybe Mary's just a the bottom of the pecking order! I hope she never decides to get revenge.

    Good Luck!
  7. sethsleader

    sethsleader Songster

    Apr 14, 2009
    was the first time I let them spend 5 minutes alone and I was watching nervously from the kitchen. I couldn't believe my eyes. Poor Mary, she will have to go into the front garden now, my girls are the queens of the back yard! well thugs!!!![​IMG]

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