What are my options???

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by hunter1hall, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. hunter1hall

    hunter1hall Songster

    Apr 28, 2009
    Mackville, Kentucky
    Neighbors dog has attacked and killed chickens several times in the past two weeks. If I were to replace them, it would cost about $150.00. Do I have any options? What should I do?

  2. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    Call Animal control, documenting that the incident occured, then let neighbor know how much it will cost him/her.

    Check to see what laws are about shooting/capturing the dog, most states you can shoot to protect livestock(which depending on where you live you may not be able to have livestock).

    If allowed by all means Shoot, but dont bury it, take the animal along with another bill for 2nd/3rd round of attacks, and let the owner of the the now dead dog worry about what to do with the dog.

    OR continue to raise chickens so neighbours dog can come kill them, if the initial 150 doesnt wake him up, I doubt that the next bill will either, but a dead dog, just might.
  3. patman75

    patman75 Songster 9 Years

  4. Bizzybirdy

    Bizzybirdy Songster

    Apr 14, 2008
    North of Nashville
    Send the neighbor a bill for the dead/injured chickens at $20. per head and also $$ any property damage.

    If not paid, take them to court. I did that once and they had to pay me plus court costs and then got rid of their killer dogs. Photos of your dead chickens speak louder than words in court.

    IF that doesn't work shoot the dog but do not tell. Let them think is just "disappeared". Shame that people do not take responsibility for their pets! [​IMG]

    So sorry for your loss.

  5. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    .270, or a .45
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