In the Brooder
- May 6, 2008
We had two chickens come up missing - one meat bird that was given to us - so no big deal when it came up missing - we just wasn't sure what got it - because there was no sign of anything. that was a couple weeks ago. Then again this weekend - another one came up missing - this time one of our hens - a nice one. Just about to start laying. Again no sign of anything. We figured a fox or a coyote - but unusual because it happened during the day. Well - our neighbor pulled into the drive yesterday and broke the news that it his dog that got our chicken - so I assume he got the first one. I was cool about it - as this neighbor has helped us last winter by keeping our driveway plowed. Questions: Now that the dog knows there is living food to kill - if he gets loose again - I know he'll be back. They are free range chickens since we got them - I will now confine them when we are not home - how will they (the chickens) react to now being in a caged area? Also - how would you handle the neighbors as to their dog? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.