Shark Attack?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Lucid, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. Lucid

    Lucid Just Hatched

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    Neighbor down the lane has two unsecured pitbulls. Thankfully everyone survived but they were shaken up. This was back in November, the dogs have since killed neighborhood goats and a miniature pony. While there is no hard evidence other than proximity so animal control couldn't do anything, thankfully the owner has voluntarily surrendered them. It's a shame they couldn't take care of their animals enough. But I feel safer now as an actual parent and chicken parent. Anyway just wanted to share my shark attack pictures.

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    Pictures don't do it justice, huge hunks of wood chomped out.

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    Ripped the plank out, was screwed in.

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    This was the focus of their attacks, smart guys attacked the two entry points, they placed their paws up on the nesting box, bit the roof and yanked.

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    Can't stress how heavy duty these hinges are. The roof is HEAVY! Couldn't bend these by hand, dogs bent the crap out of them.

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    So glad I used more expensive materials to make it look nice =\

    Thankfully they never came back, after this I reinforced everything to make it even more like Fort Cluck. Setup a cam, but they never came back, had some foxes walk around a few times but never tried anything.
     
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Glad it all turned out well.
     
  3. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should have shot them.
     
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  4. Eps32

    Eps32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya i would have shot them instantly I have kids also and wouldn't take a risk of two rouge pit bulls on the loose on my property
     
  5. Chonke

    Chonke Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a friend who had to use poisoned dog bait to get rid of some dogs that would find a way to sneak into his backyard and make a mess. I dont think pits would take the bait tho. Im glad things didnt turn out so bad in your case.
     

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