Lost half our flock

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by mamaofmany, May 17, 2017.

  1. mamaofmany

    mamaofmany Just Hatched

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    We lost half our flock because my fiance had the bright idea of leaving his dog on her lead while we were gone for 8 hours.

    I'm still not over it. We got a 350lb lead and new rules. But the tragedy hit me hard. :(
     
  2. Kyanite

    Kyanite Loving Life!

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    I'm very sorry for your loss. Perhaps a good fence to separate them when you have to be gone? It doesn't bring them back, but it may save future heartache. :(
     
  3. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Its Tough----Sorry about that. Its tougher that its your own dog instead of a stray or neighbors---I know. Now, you got several things you can do----keep them apart so it does not happen again or get rid of the chickens or the dog, or break the dog---should it ever happen again. A lot will say that's normal for a dog----I say---yep and he will do it again and again if he is not trained that is not acceptable. Good Luck
     
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  4. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    So sorry for your loss, how awful! I used to raise my puppies to respect the chickens, but now I've got really good fencing, and rescue dogs that can't get out there to enjoy 'chicken dinner'. It takes serious persistent training, or safe containment, or both. Mary
     
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  5. cacknballs

    cacknballs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    shoot the dog.

    a dog that does not protect the family and it's property is worthless.


    sorry.
     
  6. Eps32

    Eps32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry but this might be the stupidest advice I've ever heard on here don't shoot your dog for not being trained
     
  7. cacknballs

    cacknballs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a good dog doesn't have to be trained for that.

    regardless of what anthropomorphism teaches people there are good dogs, and there are bad dogs...just like there are good people and there are bad people. i don't make the rules.

    but fortunately you can get rid of bad dogs.
     
  8. Eps32

    Eps32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not even going to get into how flawed ypur logic is if you think she should shoot her dog because it went after chickens when it wasn't raised around them you need help bud
     
  9. cacknballs

    cacknballs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it wasn't her dog, and i will take all the help i can get.
     
  10. Eps32

    Eps32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's like saying if a dog that was never trained to sit and you tell it to sit and it doesn't it's just a stupid dog it should automatically know and her fiancé dog is ya pretty much her dog she's about to spend to rest of her life with him I hope you don't own very many animals cause you know nothing about them sadly
     
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