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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by K7 Menagerie, Sep 27, 2008.
So sorry, please take care. Also good luck finding the missing girl!
We've had a 7 week old chick get away from the children, and then we found her 2 1/2 days later. I think she hid out in a hole. So don't give up hope yet!
I"m so sorry that one of your pets hurt another.....he was just being a dog, and didn't mean to make you sad!
Oh, I'm so sorry you had to go through this! :aww I can relate because we lost a favorite old chicken to our own sneaky dog.... Sure do hope your other little gal comes back or that you find her safe and sound. Take care!
I know she's just being a dog, and doesn't understand. She's absolutely bewildered why I'm not giving her affection tonight.
I hope you are right, and that my little one will turn up ok - I raised her from an egg, and it's just breaking my heart right now.
Thank you all for your support, hugs, and kind words....
Sorry to hear about your loss.
Have you raised your chickens around the dog since the chickens were little? By encouraging my dogs to be part of the rearing process, they now feel like they are responsible for the chickens. Perhaps you can start exposing your dog on your next round of chickens? I'm not sure if it would work for your pooch, but you never know.
Again, sorry to hear about it
Actually, yes I did raise them around all my dogs, my cat, etc. My other dogs are just fine with them, and the cat doesn't pay them any attention, but my black lab Dixie is just obsessed with them. I'll be out turning my coop into Fort Knox tomorrow......
I'm sorry for your loss.
We have a little dog who has been around the chickens from day one. We watched her like a hawk and scolded her when she got too curious. By the time the chicks were 7 weeks old and allowed to roam the yard, she had decided she was a chicken dog. She actually tried to herd them for weeks
When my girls were roughly 4 months old, my mother dropped by with her two Shih Tzu's. It never occurred to me these little poof ball dogs might go after my girls, when my larger dog wouldn't dare. It was the first time I ever heard my Buff Orpingtons make any kind of loud noise. I swear, one got airborne and nearly made to to the roof, which is no small trick for a fat lady. The others scattered. We found all but one within the hour, but that smart girl hunkered down and hid for the better part of day.
Maybe your girl is just as good at hiding. I hope you find her tomorrow
So sorry, hope you find your other little girl, one of our hens went missing for over a week and came strutting back into the run as if nothing had happened,