neighbor's dog killed a chicken

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by biga, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. biga

    biga Out Of The Brooder

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    not the dog's fault, one of my hens hopped over the chain link fence and a jack russell literally tore that hens butt up. i got to the chicken while she was still alive. the dog ate her little tail feather button and she was bleeding. she was alive last night. the bleeding was stopped and she was able to walk around. i put her inside for the night in a crate. but this morning she was dead. was there anything else i could have done to help her?
     
  2. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry for your loss..........you did what you could, don't feel guilty. Build a higher fence is the only solution to prevent similar from happening again, Sue
     
  3. biga

    biga Out Of The Brooder

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    question... chickens don't "fly" but they can definitely get over a 4' fence. would clipping their wings help keep them from getting up that high?
     
  4. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    Absolutely! I believe there's a 'how to 'on wing clipping in the education tab, if not, I'm sure you could find something on youtube! Good luck with it, Sue
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Maybe. There are better solutions than clipping tho. Add something to top of fence that is wobbly as they like to land on top rail then go over. A 1-2 foot extension of fence with light weight netting or chicken wire might do the trick, lots of solutions here but you'll have to search for them.
     
  6. sandovaljose214

    sandovaljose214 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to cry [​IMG]
     
  7. tatertot

    tatertot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry.
     

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