Need help with COST - birds lost to dog attack...

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by kgdubois, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. kgdubois

    kgdubois Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2011
    West Texas
    I have searched on here, looking for a several-years-old post which contained a cost breakdown of poultry losses. I cannot find it and need it (or something similar) for an itemized bill. Can anyone help me locate this?? I believe it was from a University (perhaps Iowa or Illinois) and it was perfect! It detailed the cost of the feed that would have gone into getting a bird to a certain age, the loss of eggs, etc. I would really appreciate any help or leads on locating this again!

    Yesterday afternoon I found my neighbor's pit bull and their smaller terrier dog INSIDE my chicken run, killing my birds. I've lost four turkeys and ten laying hens which were less than one year old. I operate an egg business, and this will severely impact my income from it. In Texas, the owner of the attacking dog is responsible for losses, including lost income, which I will be charging them.

    I shot the pit bull, but it did run off of my property. I went straight to my neighbors, with a dead turkey in tow, to tell them what happened. They were understanding, and have agreed to pay for my losses. I haven't spoken with them today yet, but as of 8pm there were still out looking for the dog.
  2. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 5, 2013
    I'm very sorry for you losses.

    I do not know where it is, but I'll do a little searching. Maybe by tonight I can find something. Two heads are better than one :)
  3. TalkALittle

    TalkALittle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 15, 2014
  4. kgdubois

    kgdubois Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2011
    West Texas
    Thank y'all so much! I appreciate this very, very much. I will summarize all information I find at the end of this thread, along with my invoice, so hopefully it can help others who may need it.
  5. TigerLand

    TigerLand Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 9, 2015
    North Louisiana
    i know exactly how you feel.. i walked outside yesterday to find my neighbors dog waltzing out of my chicken run with my polish hen. i ran inside and grabbed my pistol, shot and missed.. i ran out to my flapping hen but it was too late. my polish rooster and a strange frizzled polish hen were missing without a trace. i looked everywhere. the frizzled polish was given to me, the lady said it may not make the ride to my house but i nursed it back to health. its name was tardo, it was very clumsy and not at all intelligent. it wouod fall out of the drop hatch over and over and over again lol it was really fun to watch, my 2 yr old and i really enjoyed them. i built the darn taj mahal for my chickens, and 2 days later im almost chickenless.. :/ first thing this morning i found 2 of their starving dogs licking their chops in front of my chicken coop and i exercised my legal right to protect my livestock.

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