My dog got into the chicken run.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Redfeathers, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    My very birdy Irish Setter jumped over a low fence and managed to open the latch to the chicken run area....he chased them out into the yard but didn't kill any of them. He helped himself to their snacks and more then his fair share of poo I'm sure. I was on the phone for 15 minutes so I think if he was going to hurt them he would have in that time.

    Still, I'm changing the latch on the run door. His father is an escape artist and can get out of any kennel, open any window and sliding glass door. Smart but oh so aggravating.

    Whew. I would have been so upset, I have been raising these chickens since they were only a few weeks old and now two of them are about to lay finally...the other three will in a month or so. I'm so glad I don't have to start over. My rooster did his job, he protected the girls and had them under a low bush by the fence, then he chased them back into the run after I grabbed Flynn's collar and put him in the house. I'm attached to these guys, I'm so glad they are OK. [​IMG]
  2. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    glad all your chickens made it
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Oh my!! Im so glad they are ok...bad dog, no biscuit! LOL
  4. firechicken

    firechicken Songster

    Jul 11, 2007
    Covington, GA
    Thats good the dog didn't hurt or kill any. Sounds like ya got a good rooster too.
  5. playswithfowl

    playswithfowl One Earth!

    Jun 18, 2007
    I have had just about the same thing happen to me. My dog (german shorthair pointer) that we hunt with figured out how to unlock and open the door into the chicken run, and I wasn't as lucky. She killed my sultan pullet and injured two of my hens. Sounds like a great rooster. I wish I could have a rooster [​IMG] sigh someday...
  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I'm so relieved that Flynn didn't have a dinner on your dime...
  7. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Songster

    [​IMG] so glad to hear none we lost.............. those dogs are so smart.
  8. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    whew! [​IMG] I've got one that wouldn't even bother to chase the chickens out as long as he could get to the food, but the other............... I'm so glad your dog went for the food.

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