Neighbor's dog

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by GeneralSV, May 26, 2019.

  1. GeneralSV

    GeneralSV In the Brooder

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    As of now, we have an open yard and last night we kept a mama chicken and her chicks in her cage as we are making more room for them, but this morning some chicks were gone, we think it was the neighbor's dog because it always comes to our yard. What legal actions can be taken? We also don't know who the dog belongs too and don't want to confront the wrong person, well we have a hitch but we have no evidence of the situation since the cameras were not recording that night.
     
  2. Trish1974

    Trish1974 Araucana enthusiast

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    All depends on your state laws.
    What state are you in?
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Realistically since all evidence is circumstantial all that you can do is provide more secure housing for hen and chicks. Get your cameras working, and fortify your coops.
     
  4. The Phantom

    The Phantom I love birds!!!

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  6. So are you saying the chicks went missing from the cage?
    Show us a picture or describe the cage.
    Open yard means no preditor is excluded from posibility. You have seen the dog but not seen all the other preditors that are in your yard when you are not looking.
    More information needed.
     
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  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    aart Chicken Juggler!

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  9. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Addict

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    Since it is impossible to fence all the predators into a space for them you need to fence them out of your space.
     
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