Pitt Bull Attack

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Bartlett Farms, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. Bartlett Farms

    Bartlett Farms Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 3, 2010
    Lost over 30 of my hens today. got call from my neighbor who let me know that a pit bull was in my coup and run. Called the sheriff and he came and found the owner of the dog. said he would pay me for my losses but did not offer to help me clean up all the carnage.
  2. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

    Sep 20, 2009
    Pride, La.
    That really sucks!! [​IMG] Sorry to hear this!! [​IMG]

    No that it makes up for it but at least you'll be compensated for it!!

    Take care!!
  3. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

    Dec 2, 2009
    Make sure he figures out a way to keep that mutt of your property in the future, no point in getting more birds just for it to kill them again.
  4. jason_mazzy

    jason_mazzy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 7, 2011
    I am sorry to hear this. how did the dog make it into your run?
  5. shellyga

    shellyga Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 23, 2010
    another plus side is that they sherrif now has a report for this incident just in case you have to take drastic action next time..

    So sorry to hear about your birds.. [​IMG]

  6. greekbioguy

    greekbioguy Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 25, 2010
    i am really sorry for your birds. some people are irresponsible with their dogs and shouldn't keep dogs at all. tell that guy that free range chickens is normal but free range dogs is not. if he cant secure his dog in his yard then he must give it to a shelter . a dog is a predator and no matter how tame and friendly it is still an animal . the same dog if left to roam free can injure a child or an elderly person in the future. i would take him to court
  7. Tartannik

    Tartannik Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    Wet Argyll, Scotland
    [​IMG] Oh no that is such a shame, poor birds
  8. iananthony

    iananthony New Egg

    Jan 18, 2011
    I'm so sorry to read about what happened to your birds you must have been so upset?

    I am a dog owner myself ( an English Bull Terrier ) and I am sad to hear that anyone can be so stupid as to let a Pit Bull type dog loose anywhere! The danger to animals and people is obvious and we have had a number of instances over here in the UK where young children and adults have been killed or badly hurt by these animals.

    We have a 'Dangerous Dogs/breeds' Act over here which sets out in law just what the owners are responsible for and what will happen to them if they don't comply with the law. Do you have anything similar in your area? If so, you could consider asking the sheriff to take action against the owner criminally if there are any other instances where you find this dog on or near your property and it is not under the proper control of the owner?

    To balance my comments, I have to point out that my dog shares many of the characteristics of a Pit Bull, but he would probably lick a live chicken and adopt it as a 'buddy' rather than attack it! He is more like a circus clown than a tough guy dog and is the exact opposite of his stereotype. I believe that this is very much up to the way that he has been trained and raised/socialised. Even so, I would not dream of letting him roam around uncontrolled. All dogs have 'potential'.

    In my work as a singer I frequently have to leave my dog when I go out to work, but he is properly kenneled and in a large secure garden area, which he cannot escape from. It just takes a bit of effort to ensure that my dog is not going to hurt anyone or cause a nuisance to my neighbours.

    Anyway, I hope that this all works out ok for you in the future and the best of luck to you and your birds.

  9. chickortreat

    chickortreat Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
    I would see to it that the "compensation" was enough to cover cleanup as well. I'd also inform the owner that if I caught his pit bull threatening my flock again, (which it will likely do since it got a tatste), I'd be creating a little carnage of my own.
  10. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    So sorry for your losses. Devastating!

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