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My dog is a jerk

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MetalFarm, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. MetalFarm

    MetalFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I let mama hen out to eat and went inside for a minute and my dog ate 8 eggs that were about to hatch. Is he going to be sick??
     
  2. MetalFarm

    MetalFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess I just assumed it was him could it have been the other chickens?? If it was I owe the dog an apology
     
  3. ChickenChaser9

    ChickenChaser9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello MetalFarm,
    I am so torn up by your situation, how awful! I 'strongly doubt' there will be any digestive repercussions for your canine. Unless this is some really small breed of dog and even then...unlikely.

    EDIT: Chickens generally speaking wont break up undamaged eggs that are laying in the place they are supposed to be so I would be surprised to find out this was a chicken on chicken act.
     
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  4. MetalFarm

    MetalFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nah he's a big boy probably 65+ pounds. I can't believe it didn't cross my mind to shut the coop door or the kennel door she's been living in while I dropped the groceries in the house. He's never done anything like that before. Then again I've never left unprotected eggs on the ground in the coop. I can't remember the last time I was that mad.
     
  5. MetalFarm

    MetalFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just hope for her sake the 2 lonely eggs she has elect actually hatch
     
  6. ChickenChaser9

    ChickenChaser9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I lost a Red Star this summer to the dog in a similar fashion. Didn't think in the moment I was away she'd get in there and at the birds. Stupid Human that I am, wont be repeating that mistake. My best layer too, of course. We all make mistakes and this year has certainly been educational for me. I wish you the best of luck with the other two eggs. It would be a shame to lose the whole clutch.
     
  7. TurnerEGGZ

    TurnerEGGZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry about your eggs! As a loser of 3 week old white leghorns myself, I would say your dog is going to be fine. Granted I was really wondering... Well no, hoping (at the time) that they would all choke on a darn chicken bone!!!! But all 3 dogs were completely fine but all 9 chicks were gone, literally!! Wiped clean off the face of the earth!!!! If it wasn't for the empty little tractor coop you never would have known I tried to raise a flock of chickens. Live and learn... :( some lessons are just a real bummer though!!
     
  8. azygous

    azygous Overrun With Chickens

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    Ah, the heart-breaking brutality of the chicken learning curve. We've all been there with some of its many manifestations. Predators, neighbor dogs and cats, insecticide poisoning, mishaps caused by faulty infrastructure, and just plain human stupidity all claim the lives of chicks and adult chickens.

    Just understand you have plenty of company.
     

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