PEEING ON CHICKENS

eggcited2

Songster
Jul 8, 2010
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OK, probably going to be a dumb answer from me, but here goes....Could you put some tarp along the fence, as high up as he can reach with his pee? That way he still can claim his territory-property, but not give any of the chickens a wetting down.
 

hkeibard

Chirping
Oct 13, 2020
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Jacksonville, FL
OK, this is rather funny. Until this morning we didn't even have any chickens (like ever) yet. We have been fixing up the already existing open air coop on the property we bought in Florida. But one of our dogs has been peeing on the sides of the coop and because it's open air it gets in. So we've been puzzling over what to do about it. I'm new to this forum but I figured I'd be researching a bit here first, then today I saw this post. Too funny. I'm still not sure what to do, but then again I don't yet know for sure how our dogs will be with them either.
 

EverythingDucks

Crowing
May 7, 2020
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Clearwater, Florida
OK, this is rather funny. Until this morning we didn't even have any chickens (like ever) yet. We have been fixing up the already existing open air coop on the property we bought in Florida. But one of our dogs has been peeing on the sides of the coop and because it's open air it gets in. So we've been puzzling over what to do about it. I'm new to this forum but I figured I'd be researching a bit here first, then today I saw this post. Too funny. I'm still not sure what to do, but then again I don't yet know for sure how our dogs will be with them either.
When you first introduce your dogs to them keep them on a leash, one at a time. They may be fine around other animal or even chickens but they react differently in every situation. If they happen to attack one it will be hard to keep them from doing it again.

If they continue to pee on the coop spray some vinegar on the spot.
 

hkeibard

Chirping
Oct 13, 2020
43
116
56
Jacksonville, FL
When you first introduce your dogs to them keep them on a leash, one at a time. They may be fine around other animal or even chickens but they react differently in every situation. If they happen to attack one it will be hard to keep them from doing it again.

If they continue to pee on the coop spray some vinegar on the spot.
Ah, thanks about the vinegar. I'll try that to get him discouraged. As to how they will react. Unfortunately I am already guessing (decided) towards the negative. One has a high squirrel kill count and the two of them together have killed two feral cats. So I'm pretty sure their prey drive is going to count out any possibility of getting along with a flock. We will definitely be taking every precaution we can.
 

WaZelda

Songster
Mar 29, 2020
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Puyallup, WA
OK, probably going to be a dumb answer from me, but here goes....Could you put some tarp along the fence, as high up as he can reach with his pee? That way he still can claim his territory-property, but not give any of the chickens a wetting down.
not dumb at all. i actually have clear plastic on the bottom 3ft of the covered run to block winter wind. there are definite pee stains in areas. it hoses down well but it’s to hot in the summer to keep it up year round.
 

WaZelda

Songster
Mar 29, 2020
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Puyallup, WA
Ah, thanks about the vinegar. I'll try that to get him discouraged. As to how they will react. Unfortunately I am already guessing (decided) towards the negative. One has a high squirrel kill count and the two of them together have killed two feral cats. So I'm pretty sure their prey drive is going to count out any possibility of getting along with a flock. We will definitely be taking every precaution we can.
i have 3 security dogs and one of them is quite homicidal, i’d never trust any of them with my birds ever. there is 1 exception though. my homicidal dog become very attached to the lone survivor of a power outage incubation issue. since it was our only chick at the time it was constantly held. the dog ended up becoming very attached to the chicken and still remains attached to him. they hang out along the fence line now. the dog only likes that 1 chicken though so he’s not allowed through the gate.
 

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