1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Number 2 Dog Dead

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by fc, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. fc

    fc Out Of The Brooder

    91
    1
    41
    Sep 24, 2010
    I killed the dog that killed 8 of my chickens Sunday. It was a horrible thing to hear it howl. Looked like a pit bull/lab mix, mostly grown. I figured it would be back. My wife and I were out with the chickens and we heard them squawking. I saw the dog, told her to watch it, and I ran for the pistol. The dog, outside of the coop, was chasing the chickens that were in the run. I blasted him full of lead. I really felt horrible, but my chickens depend on me, and I stopped the threat. No collar. People that own dogs can be truly irresponsible.
     
  2. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

    1,356
    12
    141
    Jun 17, 2011
    Morristown, AZ
    Always a bummer, but you did what you needed to do.

    Keeping livestock comes with some unpleasant responsibilities unfortunately....
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    28,648
    5,230
    576
    May 11, 2010
    You have to protect your own.
     
  4. fc

    fc Out Of The Brooder

    91
    1
    41
    Sep 24, 2010
    You don't spend a lot of time thinking about the unpleasantries when you get into livestock.
    This dog had absolutely no fear, which was amazing.
     
  5. Mommy 2 Wee Ones

    Mommy 2 Wee Ones Chillin' With My Peeps

    735
    28
    138
    May 19, 2011
    North Texas
    Glad to hear the problem was taken care of! One less predator to worry about. Hope it will be your last.
     
  6. War Chicken

    War Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    272
    12
    100
    Oct 18, 2011
    Attacking chickens might not be the only thing that dog did. There could be other property damage, attacks on other animals, or even people. Consider it a public service.
     
  7. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

    you did what you had to do.... cant blame you
     
  8. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    Quote:Well said
     
  9. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,178
    24
    161
    Aug 14, 2011
    South Texas
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. Dirty Farmer

    Dirty Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    126
    1
    91
    Jun 2, 2011
    A mans got to do, what a mans got to do......
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by