Two Husky sled dogs wiped out my entire flock of chickens!!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Trapper Dan, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. Trapper Dan

    Trapper Dan Out Of The Brooder

    [​IMG] After taking back the neighborhood sled dogs to the owner several times, two of his sled dogs were let out for 24 + hours to wander the neighborhood and they waited until there was a torrential downpour and got through the electric fencing and chain link fencing and killed 77 of our 78 meat birds and tore the wing off of one turkey and head off another. This all took place at 4:00 am in the pouring rain and in another minute they would have been into the turkeys because they tore the staples out of the wire and ripped the wire fencing. I shot one of the dogs and the RCMP came out and did a police report and the dog owner came to collect his dead dog and I gave him a bill for $2600.00 for the 475 lbs of dead birds at $5.50 per pound. We had most of the birds pre-sold and we were ready to process them that coming week. All the meat went to one of the local dog mushers and that's such a waste. To say the least...we're not enjoying farming this year:(
  2. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2010
    Congress, AZ
    My Coop
    Wow. That is Horrible!! I am so sorry.
  3. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2011
    Ah no, I am so sorry. Glad you all found a use for the meat though, and that compensation of the monetary kind seems like it will be coming. But any way you cut it, that just is depressing.
  4. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 19, 2009
    new zealand
    Quote:that's why you shoot them on the second visit, no need to tip toe over irresponsible pet owners feeling.
  5. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    I am so sorry. I despise irresponsible dog owners. I hope you get reimbursed without having to sue the fool.
  6. CariLynn

    CariLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 23, 2010
    State of confusion
    I am SO sorry for your loss. What a shame too! Really is sad as I love huskies but they do have a high prey drive and many people just do not understand that, what a shame the owner was such a bone head!!
  7. Daisy668

    Daisy668 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 25, 2011
    THis is awful [​IMG] I love chickens and dogs! Don't want to sound to cruel but you should of shot the owner. The dogs natural thing to do!
    So sorry for you!
    Daisy. xx
  8. Yashar

    Yashar New Egg

    Oct 18, 2010
    Oak Hill, New York
  9. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    Will you be able to sell(or give away) the meat birds now,or are you burying them? I think I would have made the dog owner deal with it.Hope you get the money.
  10. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2010
    That is awful. Why are people so stupid sometimes? Maybe hitting them in the wallet will make them keep their dogs on their own property from now on. But what a terrible thing to find. I lost my little SLW last week to the husky mix accross the alley. It was my fault for not clipping her wings, and I happened to look out just as she jumped INTO their yard. It was a horrific thing to watch that dog grab her, but in a way it was also kind of impressive. So fast - and powerful. I love huskies, but as someone else mentioned, they have a serious prey drive.

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