1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

My Dog Saved the Chickens, but Not Himself

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by AWChickens, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. AWChickens

    AWChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    239
    1
    121
    Sep 16, 2008
    Bloomington, IN
    When I let my dogs out in the yard this morning, they surprised a very ballsy coyote in the act of trying to break into the coop. My 7 lb papillon ran to save the chickens- and it all happened so fast. The coyote mauled him and then took off- so now my little guy is fighting for his life in surgery, ad I'm plotting the demise of every coyote in a 3 mile radius of my house.
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2009
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I am so sorry. I hope that he pulls through. What a tough little guy! [​IMG]
     
  3. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

    5,930
    10
    251
    Jul 31, 2008
    awww i am so sorry to hear about you fearless lil friend...i hope he pulls through
     
  4. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    Oh, so sorry for your brave fella! Please let us know how he does.


    . . . and maybe he needs a new friend, something on the order of a husky or mastiff or Pyrenees . . . ?
     
  5. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

    9,572
    373
    326
    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    Glad you chickens are okay and sad to hear your little hero is fighting for its life. I'll be praying for a good outcome.
     
  6. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Dang! I hated to read that. Sorry, and I hope your dog comes through with flying colors.
    I have two Welsh corgis and I heard coyotes yipping down by the creek several mornings lately. I'm buying a Stevens .322 to take them out.
     
  7. AWChickens

    AWChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    239
    1
    121
    Sep 16, 2008
    Bloomington, IN
    Thank you, and I'm kicking myself because I have a big dog. I let her in the house about 10 minutes before I let the little ones out- I don't like to leave them out unsupervised together but now I wish I had. The coyote must have headed downn to the house as soon as I let the big dog in. Here's a picture of my little guy, hopefully he'll make it home to defend the chickens again

    [​IMG]
     
  8. chiknlady

    chiknlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    370
    1
    141
    May 12, 2008
    SE PA
    Awwhhh! I hope the little tiger pulls through....death to all predators....good luck
     
  9. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

    3,079
    19
    218
    Oct 1, 2008
    Prague
    Oh poor little guy. Fingers crossed he pulls through.
     
  10. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara

    [​IMG] awe man... [​IMG] to your little brave fella there... and to you. Prayers to you and him that he pulls through. His act of bravery is just amazing...
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by