We have a problem, the neighbors got a new dog. Update: now kids

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Tala, Jan 1, 2011.

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  1. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    I haven't had an [animal] predator problem in months.
    However, the neighbors got a new puppy.....yesterday FIL saw it chasing birds and chased it away, today I caught it on cam [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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    Problem being, they seem to keep it inside a lot for now (the big dog is usually out though, he doesn't chase birds). We've only seen it out when the kids are out. I'd rather take the SSS route, so I'd rather not shoot it in front of the kids [​IMG]
     
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  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Ooh not good! [​IMG] Better go have a talk with them...

    Is that the neighbors kid on a bike? Whos dog is chasing him? [​IMG]
    Dogs are running amok all over the place there! [​IMG]
     
  3. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Quote:They are not very nice people. I prefer not to go talk to them.
    I've sent animal control down there to talk to them before this, and the big dog still roams, but he doesn't chase the chickens. There are two trailers beside each other at the end of the road. Not sure which house the dogs/kids belong in, but they all live "together"

    ETA: Yesterday FIL told them that the dog needed to be on a leash. I sent a/c to warn them about dogs at large (dunno if/what was done, but I did my part) They don't care. Period.
     
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  4. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    You need a fence [​IMG]
     
  5. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Quote:MY yard is well fenced. Unfortunately the ugly you-know-what to the back kept calling animal control about my chickens. They now live at my in-law's place, not *my* property to fence though FIL and I built a 32x16ft pen for the hens I can't afford to fence 2 acres off. Thing is, even without being in the pen, the free ranged roosters don't leave the property hardly ever. Once in a blue moon one of the roos will chase another one across the street, but that's it. They certainly NEVER go to the end of the road where the dogs live. However, the dogs come to my place.

    Who's animal is in the wrong place??
     
  6. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's sad that a dog must suffer for the carelessness of it's owner. But you do what you must. Doggie visitors can lead to trouble, as we all know.
     
  7. herfrds

    herfrds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dang it!

    I wouldn't want to shoot the dog in front of the kids either.

    Paint ball gun?

    Catch it and take it to the pound?
     
  8. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
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    Looks like a no win situation; SSS...
     
  9. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Quote:MY yard is well fenced. Unfortunately the ugly you-know-what to the back kept calling animal control about my chickens. They now live at my in-law's place, not *my* property to fence though FIL and I built a 32x16ft pen for the hens I can't afford to fence 2 acres off. Thing is, even without being in the pen, the free ranged roosters don't leave the property hardly ever. Once in a blue moon one of the roos will chase another one across the street, but that's it. They certainly NEVER go to the end of the road where the dogs live. However, the dogs come to my place.

    Who's animal is in the wrong place??

    Oh, that dead dog running that is for sure. [​IMG]






    Neighbors like that would drive me crazy [​IMG]
     
  10. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    Trap the dog, I suppose. Hold it on ransom til they listen [​IMG]
     
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