Massacre at my house - Update with the neighbor

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by jackiedon, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. jackiedon

    jackiedon Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    [​IMG] [​IMG] :thun :thun [​IMG] [​IMG] 2 lab dogs came and tore into my pen and killed about 20 chickens. My neighbor called me to tell me there were some of my dead chickens in the road. I chased the dogs to their house but the owner was not home. A friend gave me the persons name and phone number. We watched his dogs jump his chain link fence and they even have schock collars on. I plan on giving him a bill for the dead chickens.

    I had 17 silkies they all were from FluffnStuff and Nalongtails. 3 white with black tail Japanese bantams, 2 Light Brahma bantams, 2 bantam EE's, 1 black Sumanta, 1 golden phoniex, 1 cuckoo maran.

    Could someone give me a price for them, they were about 25 weeks old.

    jackie [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Well we met with the neighbor today and I gave him a bill for $379 and he wrote me a check for it.

    JJ Nalongtails gave me prices and charged the man as if they were all roosters and I didn't charge him for the damage to the pen. I gave him a copy of JJ's email and I printed off prices off of eggbid too. He seemed happy and I'm happy so I hope all is good. Of course I am still sad but that will just take time.

    Last edited: Jan 2, 2008
  2. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    [​IMG] I'm so sorry!!!!

    Edit: I wanted to add, from looking on Eggbid an from what I paid for my Silkies, I would say about $30 each for the Silkies is fair, more then fair. That's about average for what I paid and what I would pay for good quality Silkies out of show stock.

    I would put a price of $20 for everyone else.

    Again, I'm very sorry.
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  3. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    You have some exspensive breeds in there. $10-15 a piece. I say thats a good price
  4. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    The silkies, marans, sumatra, phoenix and the Japs are more rare and harder to get good quality. I'd go high on them - say... $25 each or more. If an EE laying hen can sell for at least $10 a piece, I'd charge a little more for the fact that yours were bantams. They were all near the point of lay too... [​IMG] I'm so sorry... :aww I hope you are able to recover some of the costs from the owner. And I hope they do something to keep their dogs in their yard.
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Sorry, I'd charge $20 each! Those were in their prime, at point of lay, and not common breeds, either. The feedstore sells pullets that age for that price. Not another one of those stories..I'm not sure how many more I can take. Im so sorry about your birds.
    :thun [​IMG]
  6. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Quote:speckledhen is right plus dont forget the love and care they got
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  7. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Plus the damage to your coop and for your time to repair it....

    If they balk - threaten to take them to small claims court - you have a clear cut case of propery damages and you could also sue for loss time from work and court costs.

    You can also file a police report.
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Right! The damage to the pens isn't nothing, either. Fencing ain't cheap.
  9. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Take photos and see if there were witnesses to the dogs being loose that day.
  10. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Call the cops and tell them you want to make a report.

    Tell me the month you got eggs from me and I will try to find the receipt you paid and send it to you.
    Do you keep your feed bills You are intitled to that as well. Unless you still have your paypal records that will do give them a copy of all that stuff. Buy and charge them for new wire as well.
    I would also take a picture of all the dead birds if it goes to small claims court. SO SO SORRY
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2007

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