neighbor dog, I am furious!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by frankenchick, Aug 4, 2007.

  1. frankenchick

    frankenchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My daughter caught the neighbor's dog in our chicken PEN again, chasing them.

    I went down and found the ground inside the pen covered with feathers + a lot of bleeding chickens. I have gotten used to the damage the roos inflict upon each other, but this made me sick. Then furious!

    This is the same dog that pooped in the coop before I got the idea of putting a baby gate across the doorway. I keep it open during the day to air out more. She poops in the chicken yard nearly every day, and has wiggled into the pen once before. Her owners have told me that she doesn't just chase things (like my dog), she seems to enjoy killing them.

    I have doctored everyone I could get hold of (decided not to chase them myself and make things worse) and I put out peppermint to (I hope) keep the flies away. I gave them some corn cobs for treats and fresh cold water. I'm just so angry and sick that I don't know what else to do.
     
  2. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
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    Id call animal control...
    or if you have a good relationship with the neighbors otherwise, tell them chickens are going to the vet and you are sending them the bill...or better yet, you'd like a blank check to take with you!! [​IMG] That may get their attention. Can you put an electric fence around the chicken yard?

    I hope the chickens weather this well.
     
  3. FamilyOfChickens

    FamilyOfChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Man, I'd be furious, too! Can you file a complaint with animal control or someone? I've never had this problem, thankfully, and wouldn't know what to do.
     
  4. frankenchick

    frankenchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have considered charging them $2/lb for each broiler that dies and $2.50/dozen for all the eggs my little layers might have laid. [How many is that, by the way?]

    I also considered shooting the dog, but that's not very constructive or conducive to good neighborly relations. Besides, it's not her fault they won't buy her a proper collar and tie her out.

    I have eaten half a bag of M&Ms, so now I'm hearsick, angry, AND nauseated. [​IMG] Must find something helpful to do, instead.
     
  5. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    IF you don't want to take the dog "down", may I suggest getting a wrist rocket/sling shot (they got them at all the sporting goods stores. A rocket pellet or a small rock will deter that dog from coming back again.

    I would send your neighbors a bill for the damages. Where I live, you entitled to be reimbursed for medical bills and loses.
     
  6. frankenchick

    frankenchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CoyoteMagic, I love the wrist-rocket idea! I really don’t want to kick the dog or anything, but she has to be deterred somehow.

    I checked on the chickens all through the day, sitting with them from time to time. I gave them cold grapes and cucumber chunks (their favorites) and lots of cool water. Almost everyone seems to be doing well; only one roo and one pullet are still acting puny.

    Maybe by Monday I’ll be able to talk to my neighbors. [​IMG]
     
  7. Yonaton

    Yonaton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wrist rocket can also do some severe damage and hurt the dog instead of putting it down with no pain. It's not *all* the dogs fault. Use the wrist rocket on the owners and a .223 on the dog.
     
  8. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
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    I threw firecrackers at my neighbors dogs they took off like a bat out of hell. I then called the neighbor and told him they were growling and barking at me! It's been a while and he's kept them on his side of the fence.
     
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  9. Bubba

    Bubba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Supersoaker with hot peppers blended into the water then strained....(Strain before you put the water in the gun, anything other than water clogs the gun) Makes Hot Water! lol [​IMG]

    Seriously thou, you hit a dog with that. I doubt she will be back and if so all you need to do is show that gun and its outa here.

    Don't worry about your birds unless you spray them in the eyes it won't affect them. Birds don't suffer adverse affects from hot peppers.

    If you can catch the dog give it to the animal control in another area, make the owners have to travel to get it or find it. Does anyone know of a law that says you can't turn in a problem animal 100 miles from where you catch it???

    Bubba
     
  10. dlhunicorn

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    the dog will only get sneakier and it appears your neighbors are not going to do anything ...
    call the dog (perhaps with some meat or such)..grab it put in car and take to next county and turn into animal control or aspca (preferably one that will make an effort to find it a new home) before it kills your entire flock
     

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