"Miss Betty Boop! NO!"

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by onthespot, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    Who would think a cute little thing like THIS li'l ol' five pound shihtzu mix puppy could try to tear a hunk out of a goose?????

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  2. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    Oh my gosh, I am so sorry, bad doggie!! Is she ok or ....?
     
  3. onthespot

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    Goose is okay, it's a boy. I was inside when I heard it and ran right outside and gave Miss Betty Boop the scare of her short life, and immediately sprayed the area with vetericyn, and he seems to be okay. That li'l dog is only about five months old and she had him cornered and was just digging in with her hind feet and trying to cram as much goose in her mouth as possible. I could NOT believe my eyes! Just posting this, not because I'm proud of what happened, but so others can learn from my mistake. Small and cute and young, don't mean they aren't dangerous to poultry. Thank goodness it was a goose and not a turkey poult or a chicken!
     
  4. Schultz

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    Poor boy! I hope he heals and I hope the puppy will turn into a protector instead of a predator. So sorry.
     
  5. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The little dogs can be really mean. I am glad to hear that your goose is okay.
     
  6. Sunny the Hippie Chick

    Sunny the Hippie Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2008
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    Yes those small dogs can be a big predator.. My chihuahua pup shreaded some of my quail that were almost completely feathered in the brooder. Seems like she ate all the ones I wanted to keep and left the ones I was going to sell. Grrr..
     
  7. onthespot

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    Betty Boop will never again have a chance to see if she is "over" her taste for poultry. She is banished to the front and side yard, and inside the house from this day forward. Either that or I get a shock collar on her and set to "STUN" and let her go for it.
     
  8. Terri O

    Terri O Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yup--agreed on the small dog thing! My parson's Russel Terror got after a goose when she was 11 months old--lost an eye and killed the goose too! Do you think she has learned? NOPE! Now she is muzzled whenever she is outside--it seems to be working too! Sometimes she can be going after a bird and I yell NO! and she actually stops! Dogs and birds...hmmmm. TErri O
     
  9. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2010
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    My beagle/jackrussel mix thought it would be fun to chase my hen, well as soon as the hen made a noice of distress, my 9lb. roo was all over that pup, the pup only weighs 2lbs. by the way! The dog has never got around a chicken again.
     
  10. RM44

    RM44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love your approach and your attitude. Your thread title was so cute, and you are taking this well. Your actions show that you recognize that it's your responsibility to watch over your whole "herd", and you took action to prevent Ms. BB from getting another chance, but you also understood she wasn't doing anything "wrong" per se. I hope your goose recovers and all is restored to normal for you. Have a great day!
     
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