Just need a hug

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by fordmommy, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    I just lost half my flock to a neighbor's dog today. I really could use a hug. 2 of our favorites were killed. Kids are taking pretty good. Better than me. Thanks for listening.
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    So sorry... [​IMG]
  3. FrizzlesRule

    FrizzlesRule Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2009
    Sorry to hear that. That's awful, I've lost a few chickens to dogs in the past, one of the reasons I don't have one. Now I keep my bantams in safe places and only let them run around when I can baby sit them.
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2010
  4. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2009
    NW Indiana

    That is so sad, I live in fear for the day one of my girls gets hurt beyond help.
    But owning animals means you have to face these things.
    Glad your kids are holding up, let them comfort you!
  5. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    Quote:I know that. And I would understand if it was a WILD animal. I really could. A fox, a raccoon, a hawk, whatever. Not a nieghbor's dog. AND he was still in there and charged me.
  6. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Are you going to send your neighbor a bill for loss and damage? You are absolutely entitled. I'm so sorry for your loss [​IMG]
  7. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
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  8. Whispering Winds

    Whispering Winds Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Definitely send a bill for the damages, and the loss of your flock . . . too bad that you can't sue for punitive damages I think its called. . . .pain and suffering!!
  9. chixie

    chixie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2009
    kountze texas
    lots and lots of hugs to you and your kids...I am sorry
  10. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    Quote:Quote:The Sherriff will be giving him a ticket for the dog at large and one for restitution. The Sherrif asked me how much a chicken is worth. I told him I could go on craigslist and sell each one for at least $10.00. But then my friend said I can ask for the loss of egg value also. They were layers. But it does not replace my favs.

    (I know some chickens can go for more)
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2010

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