- Mar 4, 2010
Last week two dogs breached our yard fence and one of the dogs attacked our chickens.
We had 19 chickens, various breeds all young excellent layers.
The dog killed five and injured five (two severely and three somewhat).
All the five injured have not been laying since the incident.
The owner of the dogs contacted us & expressed regret and offered to pay for the losses.
We don't have a clue as to what figure to give him?
The five DECEASED chickens were year and few months old.
We bought them all as chicksfrom 4-8 weeks for $20 each.
1 Plymouth Rock,
2 Silver-Laced Wyandottes, sisters
1 Golden-Laced Wyandotte.
The 2 severly injured are:
1 Buff Orpington.
The 3 injured are:
1 Silver-Laced Wyandotte(the only remaining sister)
2 Ameraucana.(blue egg layers-when were laying)
Could anyone give us with a suggestion for assigning dollar value to this horror.
Your suggestions & comments will be much appreciated.
We want to be fair-however, it is a sorrowing loss (& we understand it was not the dog's first neighborhood offense.)