My dog killed my turken chick :(

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by CrazyChickensEverwhere, May 8, 2011.

  1. CrazyChickensEverwhere

    CrazyChickensEverwhere Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I never thought my dog would kill a chick. I put a box with 2 chicks over the heater vent (I took the top off) so they had heat for the night until morning I could Get them a lamp. I folded the box in the way so it doesnt open. Woke up the next morning to a flipped box, a bloody chick on the floor, and my turken completly missing. I think it fell into the vent, and got cooked. now me and my mom are shuving the shop vac down the vent to see if hes in there [​IMG].

    I know most people dont like turkens because they are ugly, but I thought he was the cutest thing world.

    I never would have thought my little mini dachshund, whos scared of my big chickens, to even want anything to do with the chicks.



    RIP: little turken, and unknown breed of chicken
     
  2. sheps4her

    sheps4her Chillin' With My Peeps

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    some dogs who are ok with adult chickens can't resist the peepng of chicks. its like the enticement of a squeaky toy. [​IMG] I have a dog like that. I always have to keep chicks out of his reach. Sorry for the loss of your chick. [​IMG]
     
  3. andrew6d9

    andrew6d9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    i dislike your dog now [​IMG]
     
  4. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No offense, but leaving a cardboard box over a heating vent was probably not a very good idea in the first place. Also, "wienie" dogs are known for their hunting abilities. True, not of birds, but they were originally bred to hunt. If I were you, and the chicks have to stay in a cardboard box, I would make sure the box was in my room so I could keep an ear out for them as I slept.

    Sorry for your loss, and I'm not trying to be hard on you: I just get a little over-zealous when i read about incidences that could have been prevented. [​IMG]
     
  5. CrazyChickensEverwhere

    CrazyChickensEverwhere Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BigDaddy'sGurl :

    No offense, but leaving a cardboard box over a heating vent was probably not a very good idea in the first place. Also, "wienie" dogs are known for their hunting abilities. True, not of birds, but they were originally bred to hunt. If I were you, and the chicks have to stay in a cardboard box, I would make sure the box was in my room so I could keep an ear out for them as I slept.

    Sorry for your loss, and I'm not trying to be hard on you: I just get a little over-zealous when i read about incidences that could have been prevented. [​IMG]

    No offenence taken.
    I had the cardoard box only on it alittle, in the corner not enough to bake them. I guess I never expected her to kill a chick since shes terrifyied of my chickens. Though it will never happen again


    To pervent ever happening: dog is in kennel t night, dog is tied up on leesh when chickens are out. No more chick boxes on my floor.​
     
  6. dewey

    dewey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry about your chicks. [​IMG]

    Many of us have lived and learned in so many of the same or other situations; unfortunately, at another's expense, and it's a heart breaking lesson that's never forgotten. Wish I could say that in my almost 50 years on this earth I'd never made a error, but I've made plenty. [​IMG]
     

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