Trashy dogs!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Ted_Harrell, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. Ted_Harrell

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    I have a neighbor who has three dogs. I grew up liking dogs until I got chickens. I have one dog that belongs to my baby girl that stays in my yard and she is well behaved in a contained area. The neighbors dogs however are allowed to roam at will and impregnate whoever they see fit. This past week they decided to have a little fun with my two best chickens and see if they could sling them around like rag dolls by their necks. The chickens had no choice but to play along. Unfortunately my wife and I were not there when this all happened. I could have condoned it if the dogs were hungry and needed a meal, but they left the chickens in the neighbors yard with the necks snapped. I ended up burying my poor hens and hating the neighbors dog. I guess when I rebuild the coop I will make it a Fort Knox of a coop, although as large as these pit bulls are, it may not make any difference in the long run. My neighbor is obviously blissfully unaware that he harbors such trashy animals on his property. My favorite Australorp and Red Sex Link RIP..:hit
     
  2. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz Crossing the Road

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    I'm so sorry!! :hugs
     
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  3. Ted_Harrell

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    Thanks Chrissy, I am glad I am part of a community like this...
     
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  4. Ribh

    Ribh Crossing the Road

    So sorry you lost your best girls to dogs. Sadly they can be the worst when it comes to chickens. :hugs
     
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  5. sorce

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    Love Dogs.
    Don't hate pitbulls.
    Some need silent love (the bow and arrow emoji got erased) .

    Sorce
     
  6. Ted_Harrell

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    My apologies to all the dog lovers out there, but sadly I no longer count my self as one of these.
     
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  7. 21hens-incharge

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    If your neighbors won't fence their dogs in you will need to fence them out.

    I am sorry you lost your birds. :(

    Have you made animal control aware of the situation?

    For real.....It was not BECAUSE they are pits. It was because they are not properly contained.

    Were your birds in a coop/run and the dogs broke in?
    Were your birds roaming unattended?
     
  8. Norma_Lorp

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    I’m sorry. It’s crazy if you think about it, letting dogs freely roam. They’re huge animals! It’s disrespectful to other neighbors. Not only they instinctually want to hunt smaller prey, they leave behind their ‘presents’. I can’t let my hens run around in my yard bc of neighbors who can’t seem to be bothered by putting a leash on their dogs .
     
  9. Ted_Harrell

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    My chickens were contained in a coop that was not strong enough to keep the dogs out. I will be rebuilding with stouter materials. I only let them out when I am there because I wish to be a good neighbor and my birds stay on my land only.
     
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    I hope that it works out for you. Luckily I haven’t had an issue with dogs or animals getting into my coop/fenced in run. Wouldn’t it be nice if the dog’s owner paid for your coop update :p
     
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