Terrible dog attack

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by AUtiger79, Mar 7, 2009.

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  1. AUtiger79

    AUtiger79 New Egg

    Mar 7, 2009
    Hello everyone. Today is my first day on this site. But, it's also the worst day of my poultry-filled life. Me and my family have been the prowd owners of 28 laying hens and a few roosters. It's my first time raising chickens, and we've enjoyed every minute of it. We have a large farm - and our hens were producing eggs generously.

    We went on a cruise this past week. During our respite, the man who was caring for our birds came over one afternoon and found a dog in the wyandotte yard. Unfortunately, the dog had killed ALL 14 chickens. Before he could capture the dog, it ran off into the woods.

    The next day, he came back and found the same dog in the ISA brown yard. The dog had killed all 14. He shot the dog this time.

    We returned home from vacation today, and discovered our chickens missing. It wasn't until I called him that we heard the unfortunate news. I have to say that I have been deeply torn by this ordeal, and absolutely have no way of explaining just how much we are hurting.

    I guess I had to vent, but I'd like to know if anyone has ever heard of ONE dog killing that many chickens. I believe his story - but just cannot believe that one dog did all this damage. I'd love to hear from you.....

  2. jlmann

    jlmann Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2009
    So very sorry for your loss... I could really believe one dog could do it certainly. After Christmas this past year a rabbit hunter was hunting on my neighbors land with his dogs and he had a new 12 to 18 month beagle with him. The dog had only been out of his box for maybe 20 minutes when I found him and he had managed to wound my two VERY large white farm ducks. Pretty badly too. And this was a small dog @ 20 lbs. so yeah i'd say given enough time any dog that would do it could do it It really is horrible when something like this happens though so again I'm very sorry you lost your birds. Do you know who's dog it was? If the man flock sitting for you caught the dog in the act you may be able to take the dog owner(s) to small claims court for damages/replacement costs. In most states judges are tough on people who own destructive dogs especially when livestock is involved. So So sorry

  3. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Certainly a dog will kill as many as it can catch. It`s great sport for them. I agree with jlmann , go after the dogs owner. Most times homeowners insurance will pay, either theirs or yours. I`ve had it happen a few times. Sorry for your loss.
  4. Dogs will do this. They have a good time with it. The bad thing is they just kill to kill.

    I keep my rifle handy and a pistol on my belt just for such a thing.

    I have bad a few birds go missing and this is when you know it is a fox and not a dog. A possum and a coon will do the same thing, they will kill for killings sake.

    Well, the dog lost his life because the owners did not care to watch the dog. They would rather turn em loose and let them roam.

    I have one dog on the place. She knows her place, she knows to stay within 100 feet of the house and she is punished when she wonders too far. She comes in at night and stays in the mud room.

    People who do not care what their dogs do deserve a dead dog and I have NO problem helping them out with this.
  5. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    This topic is a double post. Please continue the conversation here. Thanks!

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