neighbors dog killed our guinea

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by zatsdeb, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Songster

    Oct 2, 2007
    Lincoln, Illinois
    our black guineas before the sad day...

    We have guineas, and through a gap under the fence we are tied into our neighbors to the north, (which is fixed now) my husbands black guinea rooster, (we have 2 black hens) got out and was on the other side of our fence to the south, our neighbors son, (23 years old) was on his 3 wheeler about 5 feet from his lab/beagle mix dog, the dog was running the guinea back and forth, it was scared... my husband was tilling the garden, and he noticed first the neighbor and his dog, and saw the dog running, he noticed several minutes later that the dog was actually chasing his guinea!
    The kid never stopped the dog, by the time my husband got there, the dog had killed the guinea. the boy said he didn 't know what to do, but you would think he would have said...No...stop...gotten off the 3 wheeler and grabbed the dog....!!!! the dog is a year old, fixed male. We like the dog, but will shoot it if he does this again. our property is fenced totally, our front has a big gate, and now we have to keep it shut. Our donkeys protect the back field, the chickens and guineas all roam around with them, and our billy protects the other side of the back.
    They have not tied the dog but just yell at him and try to get him to go back home when he comes too close to our place. We have 6 acres, the back 3 or so acres is alfalfa we bale, and back towards the end of the property sits the neighbors house. She is a very nice person, recently widowed, with a 23 year old son..... college student, but apparently not much common sense.
    We don't want to shoot the dog, but what are we to do, I sure don't want to loose any more guineas, or chickens!!
    the black guineas were something we didn't have, we had lavender, and wanted to breed the black...
    anyways..... I needed to vent.
  2. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    I am sorry about your loss. Its sad that people don't take responsibility for their pets. What if your guinea attacked their dog and at the very least pecked his eye out? You can bet you would hear about it!
  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    I'm sorry about your guinea.

    I have to ask though...from your story it seems like your guinea was in their yard (got out through a gap in the fence?) If so, you can't really talk about killing their dog. Now, if the dog had gotten into YOUR fence, or if the guinea was out of your fence, but still in YOUR yard, then that's a different story.

    The dog was just doing what came naturally. It's the 23 yr old who was clueless....geesh! While LEGALLY he's not obligated to try to stop his dog from killing the neighbor's pet/livestock that strayed out of the fence, MORALLY and NEIGHBORALLY he should have done something!

    Maybe the neighbors hate the guineas??

    Anyway, don't shoot the dog if he's on his own property. It's their responsibility to keep their dog on their propery, and it's yours to keep your animals on your property. You will have no leg to stand on if you shoot the dog while he's chasing your animal that got out and is in the neighbor's yard.

    Sorry about the guinea, and that you have to live beside such an idiot.
  4. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Songster

    Oct 2, 2007
    Lincoln, Illinois
    We told his mother that we knew the guinea was on the wrong side of the fence, he told his mom that the guinea was in his front yard, when it was right by our fence a long way from his front yard, and where the guinea was killed it was technically our property, we own about a few feet on the other side of the fence.. It wasn't the fact that the guinea was on the wrong side, it was that the kid was right there, and he knew it was our guinea, he comes over to look at all the animals, brought us 2 ducks that he got last year for his mom, and when they couldn't take care of them we took them in. the back field where he is always comming up to our back fence is on our property. I wouldn't go into their yard just to shoot their dog. We like the dog... just that my husband thinks that the kid thought it was funny, until my husband came running over there when the guinea was killed. He told the kid that he made that dog a chicken killer by letting it happen.
    I hope not, but He does know more about that than me, he had dogs when he was a kid and when a dog killed a chicken back years ago.... they would tie the dead chicken around the dogs neck until it was stinky.... and nasty...
    that is just gross.... but they did stuff like that years ago. long before shock collars!!!!
  5. Ericasl

    Ericasl Songster

    Feb 21, 2008
    The Dalles OR
    So sorry about your loss, I know first hand what it is like to have a neighbors dog kill your your animals. Some people are really dumb. That all I have to say about that!![​IMG]

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