My own predator,,,I'm heartbroken

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Hottchick, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. Hottchick

    Hottchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2010
    I'm crying as I sit here typing. I'm alone at the house now and I'm really glad none of my 3 children are here. I looked outside and my dog was eating something. Went out to see what it was and I don't know how but she got one of my white Leghorn girls. She must have found some small way to fly out of their run. The rest are in the run and OK with no visible entry point.

    I guess I'll just go sit and watch until my husband gets home and helps me figure out how to further tighten security on their run.

    I can't take any more sitting with a dead chicken in my lap (in a plastic bag) and crying.
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I'm so sorry.

  3. Karen_at_LittleBrook

    Karen_at_LittleBrook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 20, 2010
    Rome, NY
    So sorry [​IMG] about what happened to your girl and what you are going thru. It's okay to cry... I would be.
  4. bigshoes213

    bigshoes213 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 15, 2010
    Sardis, Ms
    That is just terrible and I am so sorry for your loss. I know it doesnt help the situation but your dog was just doing what instinct tells him/her to do. All you can do is figure out how your hen got out and fix it. i really hope you will never have to go through this again because It is a terrible feeling to lose a beloved pet and especially hard when your other pet is the culprit. it is okay to cry too. I would be a basket case.
  5. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    so sorry for your loss. Can you tie up the dog or something untill you can fix the problem?
  6. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

    May 6, 2010
    My Coop
    Oh, I'm so sorry. [​IMG] You must be heartbroken and having to be alone is even harder.
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Sorry for your loss. Leghorns are known to fly. I recommend you clip their wing feathers back like I had to do when I had Leghorns. My Hamburgs are the same way, had to clip the feathers on their wings too, they are very high flyers. I wish you the best.
  8. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 19, 2009
    new zealand
    what is the first thing you do when you see it... as hard as it is to do, show your disapproval towards your dog about what it's doing should be your first action.
  9. annaraven

    annaraven Born this way

    Apr 15, 2010
    SillyCon Valley
    I'm so sorry. That must be so hard!
  10. Raven81

    Raven81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2010
    Te Anau NZ
    im so sorry for your loss i know what its like. i woke up one morning to go out the door & sitting right on the door mat headless was my very 1st chook i got (2 yr old shaver). she found a way out of the coup & my cat got her - i knew it was my cat as that was his thing eat the head leave the rest for me to skin ( rabbit ) pluck ( duck, bigger bird ). i was gutted & very upset but he was just following instincts. he has never done it since. i am now teaching the dogs to be on chook alert for when they get into the vegie garden they will bark at them or run at them when they come near the house but know not to bite or be to aggresive...
    oh they are blue heelers mum & daughter
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2010

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