Same neighbor different dog!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by jruhle, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. jruhle

    jruhle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 16, 2012
    I was confident enough to finally make an attempt at free ranging my ducks for a day since I hadn't had any problems in a while. Well, I got paraniod and herded them into a pen I had been working on but it was incomplete. I just went inside to take a break, and I heard my rooster going beserk, looked outside and saw a husky bouncing off the web of the duck pen! It was the same neighbor, which one of her dogs killed 19 of my chickens, but a new dog this time. I yelled at the dog but no response. Fortunately my half-*** pen worked and no one was hurt. I caught the dog ( which was really nice) and we tied it up. Later that day we took it to the pound. My neighbor was pretty upset I found out, but really? Kill my birds once shame on you, twice shame on me! I'm nearly complete with a bear proof pen (yeah, a bear ate my replacement chicks) made of materials salvaged at the dump. Galvanized metal grates, galvanized fence post, web, topped off with gillnet for raptors. Now I can sleep better!
  2. fire pirate

    fire pirate Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 19, 2013
    enumclaw Washington
    Lucky you didnt shoot the dog. At least here you're within your right. At least it was a nice dog.
  3. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    Such patience! I would have killed it.
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Did your neighbor ever make it right with you when their last dog killed all those birds? It's amazing to me that the neighbor would have the gall to be upset at you for taking the dog to the pound. Could have been far worse for the dog!
  5. shelbydog

    shelbydog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2012
    Bristow, ok
    My newish neighbor has a husky that frequents our property while his owner is at work. I don't have chickens yet but anticipate he will be a threat. This dog has torn up stuff in the garage, tried to dig into my dogs fenced yard and tried to run our pony. Confronted neighbor. He said he would tie him up till he could secure the pasture fence. The dog has never been tied up and he leaves is drive gate wide open. He said I could shoot the dog if it was nuisance. Why is it my responsibility to keep his dog from roaming? He asked another neighbor if his dog has been bothering them. So he has every intention of allowing this large dog to go wherever it wants but it's up to the neighbors to euthanize his dog if it is troublesome.
  6. MeatKing

    MeatKing Chillin' With My Peeps

    wow, its the neighbor who needs the bucks shot!!
    That's aweful, I'm so sorry!
  7. gg706

    gg706 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2011
    We have the same situation. Our neighbors dog runs the neighborhood and has killed 1 mans chickens and 2 of another persons guinea foul. i saw the dog attempting to dig under my fence to gain access to my yard. i free range my chickens so if he gets into my yard he WILL kill all of my chickens. I called the neighbor and let them know he was attempting to get into my yard. This is NOT a dog that can be caught and taken to the pound! If you try to get ahold of him he will bite.
    They apologized and said they would keep him home. The very next day he was again running the neighborhood and standing at my fence watching the chickens. It is only a matter of time. So again I called them......Their response was shoot the dog if he is a problem. So I said OK, if he gains access to my property he will immediatly be shot. The only problem with that mindset is one I have to shoot someones dog because they are too lazy to keep it home. Another is the laws in Georgia do not allow me to shoot the dog because he is standing at my fence or attempting to dig in..he has to be actively killing livestock for me to legally shoot him. Last once he is IN MY is too late! I guess they think I am standing at the window with a gun in my hand all day!
  8. fenceman48

    fenceman48 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 13, 2011
    Senoia, Ga
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    SSS x 2
  10. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

    Sep 19, 2009
    Holts Summit, Missouri
    Double check your livestock protection laws. Dog is at least harrassing livestock which in my situation is gray area that law enforcement will side with livestock owner. Also have a camera ready for photographing dog trying to get in. Last dog I dispatched was photographed multiple times before I did deed. This provided pictoral evidence needed to tangle with neighbor concerning property damage.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by