Yet again...HORROR in the hen house. :(( **FINAL UPDATE!!!**

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by akcskye, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. akcskye

    akcskye Songster

    Apr 11, 2007
    Well, I got woken up by my daughter beating on my door.

    "Linda (our neighbor) just knocked on the door, the pit bulls behind her are in our yard attacking our chickens and dad told us to get you for help!!!"

    I go outside to find my husband squared off with a huge limb in his hand vs a pit bull mix that would not back down. His name is Brutus and belongs to the house behind our neighbor.

    I saw, yet again, chicken feathers and white ones..."either Domino or Moma Hattie" I thought.

    As we got the 2 dogs out of the yard, I found precious Moma Hattie dead at my back door. She was my light Brahma cutie. She would always get in my lap at feedings of treats.

    Then, we found Feather in the back yard, in shock...but resting. That poor little girl has several tears down her back and then another tear between her legs.

    I just spent the last 2 hours cleaning/sealing/covering what I could. There is no poultry vet open and our 24 hour emergency clinic in the next town does not do poultry.

    So, she's inside, in the carrier Christopher William was, warm and comfy, eating and drinking...but still quite a bit in shock.

    Guys, this is yet another testament to having a ROO if you can.

    Eric the Red saved the day...ran the dogs out of the run they bashed in. I can't believe I had to SEE Eric the Red relive Billy's legacy (his father died a couple days after fighting off 3 Dachsunds)...but man...if there wasn't a Roo, you know it'd be much worse.

    Please say some prayers...I don't know how much good body temp saline wash + wound sealing + antibiotic cream + gauze will do for poor Feather.

    And, to lose Moma Hattie...that one REALLY kills me. I named her after my Gr. Grandmother that I never got to meet to begin with. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2008
  2. Iluvmychickens

    Iluvmychickens Songster

    Jun 27, 2007
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I am oh so sorry for you loss.

  3. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    I'm so sorry for your loss.
  4. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Sorry to hear that I hope you called the police and reported it. You & your family were luck you didn't get attacked.
  5. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    What a horrible thing to have happen. I'm very sorry. Please let us know how Feather is doing. :aww
  6. hencackle

    hencackle Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    How awful! I'm sorry for the loss of Moma Hattie, [​IMG] but I'm thankful your family wasn't harmed. This definitely needs to be reported and the owners need to pay $$. I know so many people love the pits/pit mixes---the trouble is that too many irresponsible people own these and that don't have experience & training in handling a powerful breed. I'm beginning to think this breed must be some kind of canine status symbol for some folks.

    If this dog tore into your enclosure, the owners need to pay for that too. I'm with Poison Ivy, file a police report. Keep us posted on Feather's progress.
  7. peacebird

    peacebird Songster

    Apr 12, 2007
    Definitely file a police report and the dogs owners need to pay to repair your enclosure as well as pay for the damage to your pet chickens.
    I am SO sorry to hear about this. Thank goodness no one else was harmed - when dogs attack it can be brutal.
  8. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Songster

    Oct 1, 2007
    Ophir, CA
    I am SOOOO sorry for your loss. [​IMG] Boy that sure is a heart wrencher. Prayers for Feathers to fully recover. Keep us posted.
  9. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Songster

    Feb 20, 2007
    Winchester Kentucky
    To avoid a repeat of this horror, and possible harm to yourself or another family member, you need to report this to the police. The dogs you are dealing with are dangerous (the specific dogs, I am not commenting on the breed).

    I am very sorry for you loss and feel your pain.
  10. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    Your loss just breaks my heart, I can just imagine how terrible you must feel, so sorry. Darlene

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