Lost most of my chickens today...

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by sred98, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. sred98

    sred98 Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
    Came home from rounding up the neighbor's sheep and lamb that were in the middle of the road to find the other neighbor's dog carrying around my favorite Blue Andalusian baby. Ran in to get my gun, but he was gone. Went to go assess the damage, and just found a total massacre. He got in the barn and into the pens. My first hen, Petunia, a dark Cornish was in the rafters along with the two Guineas. My RIR pullet was balanced on a beam, and my Red Star was squeezed into the wall space. Amazingly, the geese were in the OTHER pen, somehow, and escaped the carnage.

    I lost:

    My beautiful brown leghorn that I was sending to Gracefulbantams.
    One of my Buff Orpington pullets.
    My NH pullet.
    Barred rock pullet baby.
    Blue Andalusian roo baby.
    3 Wellsummer pullet babies.

    Right now, these are MIA:

    My favorite BO pullet, Violet.
    Her BFF, Goldie, a golden comet.
    A Wellsummer roo and pullet baby.
    2 Barred Rock pullet babies.

    We found my Barred Rock Roo half-alive and he is being hand fed Gatorade right now. It doesn't look like he is going to make it. No obvious blood, but I think he has massive internal injuries.

    I am really hoping that the two friends are hiding somewhere together, but since she hasn't come out yet, I fear the worst.

    I went to the neighbors with my gun and asked who's dog it was...son's girlfriend. [​IMG] I told them what happened and told them they better keep the dog tied up, or else. I'm waiting for the parents to get home to talk to them about it.

    My egglayers are completely decimated. I am so glad I saw the dog with the bird, because I would have been afraid it was our new LGD puppy, but she was protecting the goats, like she is supposed to!

    Just wanted to vent. I am just sick about this. Maybe the MIA ones will come home, but we are in the woods, so if they don't come home before dark, they probably won't make the night. [​IMG]

    Last edited: Apr 16, 2009

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  3. ohiofarmgirl

    ohiofarmgirl Songster

    Jan 22, 2009
    oh no!!!!! that is so horrible. at the least they need to pay for your loss - not that it will help your broken heart tho

    so sorry to hear

    good for your new dog for guarding the flock!
  4. Chihuahuamom

    Chihuahuamom In the Brooder

    Oct 20, 2008
    I just wanted to tell you how VERY SORRY I am for your loss !!!! I pray that the others that are missing turn up, I suspect they are just frightened and will come back. I really hope that you'll pursue this with the owners of that dog, he needs to Never have the opportunity to come on your property again !!!! And if he does you need to be ready for him........[​IMG]
  5. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    sred, OMG, I am so sorry...I sure hope the parents pay for the carnage..so, so sad.
  6. okiehen

    okiehen Songster

    Oct 25, 2007
    Oh no Shelly, what a shame.
    I'm so sorry hope the others come home and are ok [​IMG]
  7. sred98

    sred98 Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
    Quote:I am wearing my holster loaded with buckshot right now!

    Thanks everyone. I hope the missing do come back. It's just not like the BO to not come running, no matter how scared. [​IMG] I knew I could count on y'all understanding. My DH is trying to understand, but he really doesn't understand the crying, you know? [​IMG]


  8. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm

    Apr 13, 2008
    Bowdon, GA
    I'm so so sorry...I'm praying that your lost ones will come out soon. I wish we were closer and I could share some chicks with you.

    God bless you during this time...
  9. WingingIt

    WingingIt Songster

    Apr 16, 2009
    Oh, no! I'm so sorry. I hope the missing ones come back soon, before dark. I hope they are just hiding right now until they are sure it's safe. [​IMG]
  10. Turtle

    Turtle Songster

    Apr 2, 2009
    sooooo sorry for your loss [​IMG] [​IMG] I truly understand.

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