What if our chickens wander into other yards?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Buff Hooligans, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    I know that you can do what you want to marauding dogs unlawfully on your property, but what about if your chickens wander into neighbor's yards? If their dogs attack your chickens unlawfully on their property, do you still have a "case" against killer dogs?

    Has this ever happened to someone free-ranging their chickens?
  2. eggchel

    eggchel Crowing

    Dec 26, 2006
    Both Coasts
    I doubt that you would have much recourse against your neighbors or their dog should your chicken be killed while trespassing.

  3. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    If their dog eats them while on the dogs property, well, you're out of luck...
  4. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    In order to have chickens, I HAVE to keep them in an enclosed yard. Just like if I had a dog.
    You would certainly be out of luck if someone snacked on your birds if they were in someone else's yard.
  5. sillygoose4ever

    sillygoose4ever In the Brooder

    Mar 31, 2007
    Central Wisconsin
    don't let them go onto anouther person's yard...
  6. AK-Bird-brain

    AK-Bird-brain I gots Duckies!

    May 7, 2007
    Sterling, Alaska
    I once saw a pheasant by my wood pile, ran inside grabed a gun and as I was opening the door to go get diner. a neighbor was about to knock and ask if we had seen their bird.
    Moral of the story is keep them locked up or dont be disapointed if they dont come home.

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