- Sep 7, 2019
my dog is super sweet she loves to chase birds so i guess when she saw the chicken she attacked it and thought it would fly away. shpuld I punish my dog... tell my niebor... p.s. the chicken flew into our yard.
I WAS in their shoes.Absolutely tell your neighbor and apologize profusely! (Hopefully They will likely apologize for allowing their bird to roam onto your property.) I would also personally offer to pay to replace the bird. It is important to keep good relationships with your neighbors if you want to live in peace. Put yourself in their shoes and treat them how you would want to be treated.
I agree with @DobieLover . It's really sad no matter who is responsible, but if the trespasser was the chicken then you aren't responsible for paying for it.I WAS in their shoes.
It isn't the dogs fault. The chicken shouldn't have been there.
The apology is a must IMO. But paying for the chicken is not. I didn't expect my neighbor to pay for the loss of my bird when it was "my fault" that she ended up over there. He was kind enough to euthanize her for me when I realized she was too badly injured to save.
I still love my neighbors and still hate their dogs. My chickens are now (finally) successfully confined to an electro-netted pen. If any of them escape, whatever may happen to them is MY problem.
Hi there, welcome to BYC!my dog is super sweet she loves to chase birds so i guess when she saw the chicken she attacked it and thought it would fly away. shpuld I punish my dog... tell my niebor... p.s. the chicken flew into our yard.