Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by msrma7670, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. msrma7670

    msrma7670 Songster

    I know there are some great people on this website and I hope you can help me.

    Please read first of what happened.

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    My son(7yrs old) went out to the chicken pen to lock them up. WE HAD 9 RIR hens,
    1 RIR roo, 3 BEAUTIFUL BLUE ORPS 2 hens 1 male all young, 1 EE hen, And a few wyndotts and red star hens. For a grand total of 22 chickens. We built a house just for them to keep them warm.
    Anyway this am I woke up to a 75+ lbs. bulldog in the pen and all of the birds were dead. The dog had not sure how he managed to get inside did and destroyed the flock. I belive he slipped in through the lift in the building. I only say this because the fence was intact and the door was still bolted shut. Apperantly one of my three dear egg collecting children failed to rebolt the slid door to the nest boxes. They are only about 13 inches wide. My son and my daughter abby are realy torn up about this whole thing as well as myself. Below are a few pcs of our dearly departed flock.
    This is where I need your help I live in Lafayette Ga. And need some eggs to hatch I will pay shipping on the eggs, but can not afford to much to replace them. At this point anything would help. We preffer RIR, ORPS, silkies, Barred rock. Ido not particulary care I just would like to replace them for my kids. Thank you all for your help.

    No the kids did not get in trouble they are pretty torn up, a lesson well learned I think.

    :thun Yes the bulldog has met the same fate. :thun


  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    I'm so sorry for your loss. HOpefully it will be a unforgettable lesson to your kids about attention to detail making all the difference in some situations. In this case, life or slaughter.
  3. herechickchick

    herechickchick Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    I am so sorry. I wish I something to send you. [​IMG]
  4. ChicknThief

    ChicknThief Songster

    Jan 12, 2008
    Nor Cal
    What an aweful blow. I am so sorry. [​IMG] I am sending you a PM. [​IMG]
  5. spook

    spook Songster

    Oh holy cow. Words cannot express how terrible I feel for your whole family. I have admired your Clematis and birds beside it, beautiful birds.
    I wish I had fertilized eggs to send you and it is a lesson well learned and one that no one will forget, especially the kids as they had to face life, death and seeing moms heart break.
    Many blessings and make sure you share your new babies with us.

  6. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    I'll check with Mom and see if any neighbors have hatching eggs. She lives a valley away from you [​IMG]
  7. highmountainchick

    highmountainchick In the Brooder

    Mar 26, 2008
    I have several hatching eggs I can send you, email me and I you and just let me know how many dozen I can send you!
  8. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Songster

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    So sorry to hear of your problems I'm in north Florida but I am not getting very many eggs right now. All my layers are in molt. I got one egg yesterday. Out of 12 hens.Check on Craigslist and freecycle. I saw today in Big Bend classified someone was giving a barred rock rooster away. We had that happen to our first coop and run. It was our own collie. Luckily he was only playing with them I heard the ruckus and went outside. He had gotten in the run through the roof, he fell in I had a devils time getting him out. Luckily the chickens were only scared but I learned my lesson about chicken wire. I use welded wire now.
  9. Was it your own dog? Children should always be either supervised or at least followed right behind, even if its in actuality or a line of questioning, behind to check on details, it must be doubly devastating to have lost both the birds and the dog!

  10. msrma7670

    msrma7670 Songster

    No the dog was a stray. I had only seen the dog once or twice from far off. We all make mistakes and they most often bit us in the rear when we least expect it. Overall I know it is my fault that this happened.

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