Neighbor dog got loose, went after chickens

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Jeffross1968, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    Smoky Mountains
    So, I see my neighbor drive by, then stop and get off his 4 wheeler and come into my yard. Just about then, my kids start calling for me. That's when I found out they were driving by and their hunting dog jumped off when it saw my chickens, and went after them. Luckily, all but 1 came back. It's been over an hour, and my brown leghorn is still gone. Problem is, the darn dog chased it down into some very thick briar patches, and I can't get down there. No way, no how. Not without some serious machinery.

    Guy never stopped by afterward. I went up to his house, and he's up there chopping wood. Didn't seem to care. Told me I should pen up my chickens. I told him I'd be defending my chickens, in my yard, moving forward. He didn't like that. Was my turn to "seem not to care". Probably down a chicken. I know it's part of owning chickens and free ranging them. But it could have been prevented by keeping the darn dog tethered as they drove by.
     
  2. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2011
    Eastern Kansas
    keep a gun handy for times like that...
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Your chickens were on your property, his dog was not on his. He was in the wrong, not you. Amazing how many folks would love for YOU to take responsibility for their screw-ups. [​IMG]
     
  4. dainerra

    dainerra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it can take a couple hours before the bird comes out. Going in trying to find them can actually scare them more and it'll take longer for them to come out.

    Tell your neighbor that it is legal for you to shoot any dog that is attacking livestock. Also tell him that you will be giving him a bill for any damages done.

    Or, just call the Sheriff's Dept and have them come out and give the neighbor a warning. Sometimes they don't want to believe it until they get told by someone "official"
     
  5. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    He should of penned up his dog. What a jerk! I hope you find your missing chicken soon.
     
  6. Whitewinterwolf

    Whitewinterwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2011
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    He should of penned up his dog. What a jerk! I hope you find your missing chicken soon.

    x3
     
  7. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    Smoky Mountains
    It's been 2.5 hours now, and it's getting dark. I fear the worst for her...
     
  8. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of mine spooked over something the other day and it was dark before she came home. Bed time did it. Best of luck.

    What a jerk of a neighbor.
     
  9. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    Smoky Mountains
    Well, I locked the coop up with the chickens inside, but left the run open. Not sure if that's the right move or not. Left the porch light on in case she comes looking...ugh...really angry...
     
  10. LiLRedCV

    LiLRedCV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, HIS dog should've been on a freaking leash! [​IMG]
     

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