Just need to vent

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by nitro3custom, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. nitro3custom

    nitro3custom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2010
    While I was out a dog came in the yard and got My polish crested rooster and came back after my easter egger. Not to mention one of My easter eggers died friday night for no apparent reason. Anyway I pull in the drive way and my wife is frantic trying to get all the chickens back in the coup and finding the ones that ran. All chickens acounted for, only found some tail feathers of the rooster. keep watching for him to pop up out of hiding but doesn't look good. Anyway just really ticked off. Wife didn't recognize the dog so we don't know where he came form. Thanks for listening.
  2. Cherokeerainbow

    Cherokeerainbow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2009
    Turner, Maine
    I understand you completely!!
    I just lost my favorite lil comet hen. I let them out to free range and the neighbors dog got her before I could stop him. [​IMG] I've called animal control 8x's after loseing my EE hen and the tail feathers off my bantam... [​IMG] This neighbor has 4 dogs and has never obeyed the laws (felon too) [​IMG] I'm now setting traps for the dogs and send them to shelter where maybe someone else will take proper care of them.

    So sorry for your loss! [​IMG]
  3. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 26, 2010
    South Georgia
    thats sad. my chickens are secure in a run so i dont know what it feels like to lose them to a dog. i would love to let them free range but we do have a lot of stray dogs here and i would hate it if they killed one of my chickens
  4. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2010
    Ringgold, GA
    Sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, I think everyone on this site knows that sick feeling all too well.
  5. Ema

    Ema Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2010
    N. Ontario CANADA
    sorry you are going through this..My dogs are penned but lately we have had a few issues with the neighbours dog, he is a GSD and a very large one at best he has been coming here religiously every single day for the last week and half and he always seems to elude us when we try to capture him on the camera. we were told if we shoot it (which we don't want to anyhow) we will go to jail and get a fine. and complaining to the neighbour is no use cause he is a total idiot anyhow. His dog jumps out in front and chases the school bus and other vehicles too. They need one more complaint to take his dog away. his excuse to not having him tied up is that when he did tied him up he ripped out his metal stairs and had to have someone come put them back on. My view is, if you cannot control your dog you shouldn't have one. Anyhow we were told get a few pics of the dog, or catch him on film and then submit it and they will come get the dog. Its not the dogs fault that his owner just allows him to run free and wild. but I just have had enough. MY Dh was told he could unload some paintballs on the dog to scare it away, but that hurts I can certainly attest to that fact as I was an avid paintballer and I have been hit many times.

    I hope you find your roo, and that you are able to identify the culprit and prevent him from coming back
  6. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    I am sorry for your lose. That irritates me when people don't take care of there animals and do nothing when you inform them of it. Ema i hope you get pics of that dog so you can rest easy.
  7. Surehatch

    Surehatch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 16, 2009
    Sorry for your loss
  8. savingdogs

    savingdogs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sorry this is happening to you! It is hard when you lose birds, isn't it?[​IMG]
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Quote:In most rural areas shooting a dog attacking you, your pets or your livestock is specifically allowed. However, shooting any weapon in a city/town is often illegal. In most cities/towns, and in some rural areas allowing ones dog to roam at large is illegal. Every time you see it outside the owner's yard, call and complain. If hte owner is unwilling to make the efforts needed to contain the dog, he should not have it.
  10. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    Quote:I second this post.

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