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My dog killed a chick & it's my fault!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Dr.Doorlock, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. Dr.Doorlock

    Dr.Doorlock Songster

    Oct 21, 2008
    Garland, Texas
    God help me. I brought a chick in from the garage. I was holding it close inside my robe. Without warning my Delroy jumped up and bit it's head off. God this is terrible. DON"T believe for a minute they can coexist. Keep them apart. God this hurts. Don't bring this horror to your brood. Be very careful. I feel soooo bad.
  2. BayCityBabe

    BayCityBabe Songster

    May 1, 2008
    I am so very sorry to read what you went through. It is not your fault! [​IMG] What a trauma for you. So sorry...
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    ahhh!...the head off!??...[​IMG]....you poor thing to have seen that!...UGH!..[​IMG]..
  4. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Songster

    May 3, 2008
    Oh man that must have been terrible to witness. I'm sorry. Don't blame yourself though.
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I'm sorry this happened to you. Try not to beat yourself up over it. My Charlie girl, the world's most gentlest dog grabbed one of my chicks when they were babies. Fortunately Charlie only wanted to mother it and the chick was uninjured, but still traumatized.
  6. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    Sounds like your dog was a bit jealous, I would not want to be him for the next few days, gives a whole new meaning for being in the dog house.

    Sorry again.
  7. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    awwww, so sorry you had to deal with this [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    It's not your fault !!!!!!! Some dogs are just "BAD chicken dogs"
    Mine dog has got into the pen a few times and killed a few !! It stinks I know how you feel !!!!
  8. #1California Chick

    #1California Chick Songster

    Dec 5, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    [​IMG] I am SOOO sorry for you!![​IMG] It is NOT your fault. I am sure that you had no idea what your dog would do -- or you wouldn't have exposed the chick in any way!! [​IMG]

    Trust me -- many of us on this site have also made mistakes!!

    BTW [​IMG] [​IMG]

  9. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

    Jun 26, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    Don't be too hard on yourself. I lost my first 2 chicks to my dogs after having them a whole 16 hours! You learn from your mistakes.

    (On a side note, now that my girls are full grown, the dogs are terrified of them! The hens chase the dogs around the yard!)
  10. Dr.Doorlock

    Dr.Doorlock Songster

    Oct 21, 2008
    Garland, Texas
    It's like my wife says, it's not the dogs fault. I knew he was too interested. I thought I could get him over it. He may have always thought they were toys. He's the most lovable dog in the world, but he tasted the blood. I'll have to take every precaution from now on. Tomorrow I'm digging post holes for the run. I'll work it off..I hope.

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