Michigan Thread - all are welcome!

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Wynette, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2009
    Newaygo Michigan
    So sorry to hear this. I hope you were able to get some answers. Sometimes this thread moves along so fast that things often get overlooked or forgotten. Please don't take it personally and don't hesitate to ask again.
    My only thought on this is could your chicken have gotten ahold of anything moldy or poisonous?

    Welcome to the new members [​IMG]
  2. BackyardFarmMom

    BackyardFarmMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2012
    I had PMed her.

    Hope she is doing better!
  3. BobBry

    BobBry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 9, 2011
    Montague, Mi
    Why would these birds not be chickens?
    That sounds good to me too. (Letting the litter decompose till spring)
    My problem with offering tohelp someone in situations such as this is simply that I don't know enough to help. Sorry.

  4. Living the Simple Life

    Living the Simple Life Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am not trying to start a debate here...but um, yeah. There have been two situations that made national news in the last couple of weeks where people have lost their lives/been seriously injured by stray dogs....a mom in Florida was in serious condition after protecting her 6 yo daughter from a pack of 5 dogs which attacked them on the street and a 65 female was mauled to death by a pack of dogs while out jogging in California.

    Our household takes stray dogs VERY seriously. My kids have been trained that if they see a loose dog they are to immediately get in the house and let an adult know. If fact, about two years ago there was a very large dog running loose in the neighborhood. It came right through out garage into our backyard where the kids were. We got the kids in the house, shut the gate and called animal control. Since it was almost 5pm, animal control told us to let the dog loose if we didn't want to deal with it overnight. The police responded to our call and informed us that if we were to let the dog go (after having it contained) and it attacked someone, we would be liable as we had it under control. Since the dog was eating my kids toys in the backyard and we have a large dog ourselves (who was in the house going crazy at the dog in the yard) neither of these options seems reasonable. The police finally called animal control and told them they HAD to come get the dog. There was no way we were going to let a dog who was already acting aggressive out when there were many kids out playing and riding their bikes in the neighborhood. While I am sure it was a really nice dog at home with its owners, I was not willing to take a chance on how he was going to respond out on the street on his own potentially encountering other dogs and small children. I love animals but I am not willing to hedge a bet on an unknown dog over the safety of a child.
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  5. tdhenson86

    tdhenson86 Poultry People

    Sounds like we might be neighbors. I'm in Paw Paw. [​IMG]
  6. ladyrsanti

    ladyrsanti Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2012
    Predictably, by the time animal control called me back they had moved on. I can't shoot them here, unfortunately, there's no way. Well, not only do I not own a gun or even know how to shoot but my field backs up to a row of 1 acre lots with homes. I have a neighbor that shoots squirrels and it really frightens me because they're shooting towards my property, while I'm outside, just like I'd be shooting towards theirs and others. It's just too dangerous IMHO.

    Living the Simple Life, I too do not trust ANY dog. It's been an issue with me all along because I'm constantly made to feel like it's me that has a problem for not trusting them, rather than the animal's disposition or the owner's responsibility for them. But I've seen enough and been through enough to be wary. I wouldn't have wanted to have small children outside near these, for sure. Like I said, they were big and the ring leader was very aggressive. Luckily it took off when I yelled at it but it was obviously not too afraid because it kept returning and testing me.

    I was told to call animal control again if they ever came back. -_- To what end, I have no idea. All I know is I'm apprehensive about letting my animals out with them on the loose.

    Did I tell you guys about the neighbor's dog that got loose that one day during a thunderstorm? I can't remember. It came bounding across the yard to me all wet and stinky and I had no idea if it was friend or foe but it turned out friendly, thank goodness because if it hadn't I would have been flat on my back for how fast it came at me. I called the owner, put it in the garage until he could come pick it up (turned out to be several hours). When he arrived, he told me it gets loose all the time and all the neighbors nearby know about its antics. Well, then he just went to the garage and let it out and didn't put it on a leash or anything and it tore straight for my roosters in the tractor. Went ballistic and he couldn't catch it for anything. He yelled and chased and the dog was barking and snarling and trying to get at my birds. I just went into the house and left him to it. Hopefully he learned something. If he didn't, he will when he picks up the dog at the animal shelter next time.

    I'm so sick of dealing with the dogs around here. I don't even know where they're all coming from. I've seen so many different dogs without owners attached but are obviously cared for. I hate to be the one to have to get mean on everyone but I have little choice.
    Last edited: May 31, 2013
  7. rainbowrabbitry

    rainbowrabbitry Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 1, 2013
    Colon, MI
    New to BYC. From Southern Michigan. I raise Bantam Cochins and Marans.
  8. kimmie6067

    kimmie6067 Chillin' With My Peeps

    No not really I know someone that shot a dog (happened to be a pitbull) in his yard. It kept chasing his daughter and finally bit her and nothing really happened to the people or the dog so the next time it came in the yard he shot it. But I dont' think he followed the rules of SSS. But you can get in trouble for shotting dogs.

  9. kimmie6067

    kimmie6067 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome Rainbow!!! Great group here.

  10. Fancy Favie

    Fancy Favie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2012
    Millington, MI
    Welcome...... Faverolle Mom here....

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