What should I do?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SgtDaddy27, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. SgtDaddy27

    SgtDaddy27 New Egg

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    My step dog is a mini Dachaund. He is 7 years old we have three other dogs. He is the only one that Will kill the chickens just for sport. I want to take him down a FSR and put him out of my misery. He has killed 7 of my chicks. Does anyone have any suggestions before I end his life? I'm very green to raising chickens.
     
  2. Moxiechick

    Moxiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The dog is just acting on instinct. Please don't kill him. The responsible thing to do is to rehome him. Put an ad in Craigslist and/or the local paper, ask around where you work, find a no-kill shelter or rescue group. Here is a link to a dachshund rescue group. Explain the situation and they should be able to help you.
    http://www.drna.org/
     
  3. lotzahenz

    lotzahenz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    I guess you have to tread lightly if this is a 'step' dog. Here on our farm, a chicken killing dog is culled, one way or another. I don't tolerate killing of livestock of any kind. You have to decide what the family will tolerate, but rehoming his does sound good. As a small dog, he would be easy to place. Me, I have no patience with a dog killing for sport on my farm, so I am careful with what breeds I have. Use craig's list, it is a great tool. Just meet them at a local gas station just in case. You don't want chicken nappers showing up for the 'chicken killing dog'!
     

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