My Dog Saved the Chickens, but Not Himself

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

  1. AWChickens

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

    Dar Crowing

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    awww i am so sorry to hear about you fearless lil friend...i hope he pulls through
     
  4. Jenski

    Jenski Songster

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    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

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    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 Crowing

    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

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    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

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    Awwhhh! I hope the little tiger pulls through....death to all predators....good luck
     
  9. Highlander

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    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...
     

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