You will not believe this!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by midget_farms, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    On Thursday I get a call from my Daughter.

    "Dad - we caught a dog in the yard & we're gonna keep it"


    "Yup - there was this little puppy & it attached one of my hens. We scared it off & of course the hen had given up all hope & was just laying there"

    OK - I say

    "well - we took the hen to the coop & there was the dog sitting inside the coop waiting. So we caught it & we're gonna keep it".

    Apparently I dont have a say in this.

    Turns out - the "puppy" weighs in at 4lbs

    Also turns out the "puppy" is about 2 years old as best the vet can tell.

    Finally - It turns out the "puppy" is pregnant!

    I need to post some pics - maybe later this week.

    This little thing was starving to death & decided that one of my 7lb hens would be just the morsal needed to make it another week.

    The dog is a sweet as can be though -she loves the kids & follows us around everywhere.

    We checked with the neighbors & they didn't lose her - but had been trying to catch her for a couple of days.

    I can't imagine the size of a 4lb dogs puppies. I need to keep the hens away from them or the tables may be turned!
  2. mrpekinduck

    mrpekinduck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2011
    Ducky Land!
    That stinks but at least the dog had a purpose and now you have a new pet!
  3. Mommy 2 Wee Ones

    Mommy 2 Wee Ones Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2011
    North Texas
    Can't wait to see pictures of this 4 lb preggo pup.
  4. annep

    annep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2011
    Ditto that! Love to see them! And the puppies when they come too
  5. PitterPaws

    PitterPaws Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 29, 2007
    A 4lb pup might need a C-section when the time comes.

    My cats weigh more than that! [​IMG]

    Can't wait to see photos! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2011
  6. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

    Aug 4, 2011
    Quote:very likely!!
  7. chickmashnoon

    chickmashnoon Chillin' With My Peeps

    4lbs? she won't have puppies, she'll have mice! My chickens would eat her. Do you have banties?
  8. babyrnlc

    babyrnlc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2011
    Tulsa, Ok
    Quote:What I was think. We had a 4 pound chihuahua and decided not to breed her because we never found a small enough male that she would not need a section
  9. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

    Aug 4, 2011
    what kind of dog?? get an ultrasound to see how many pups that will give you an idea if shell need help
  10. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    Here's one I raised. She is a couple weeks old already because her eyes are open. She was a really tiny one!

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