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Old 10-31-2012, 09:23 AM
 
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Are you saying that dogs are the only animals that eat chickens?
No, but this discussion is about a dog that is eating the OP's chickens and what should be done about it.
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:28 AM
 
Location: California / Maryland / Cape May
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No, but this discussion is about a dog that is eating the OP's chickens and what should be done about it.
I understand what the discussion is about. I read the OP.

My point is... that is just one dog, but there are plenty of predators to chickens. Killing one dog isn't going to solve the OP's problem permanently. I'm trying to give the OP a permanent solution, not a temporary one.

Also, no one has yet to prove that this dog killed all the chickens. See where I'm going with this?

The OP wants a solution, and killing one dog is not going to fix the OP's problem permanently (on top of being a terrible act). It's as simple as that. I've given the OP solutions that will permanently fix the OP's problem, should they care to take the advice. That's all I can do.

I've said all I can say on the topic. We'll have to agree to disagree.
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:29 AM
 
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I understand what the discussion is about. I read the OP.

My point is... that is just one dog, but there are plenty of predators to chickens. Killing one dog isn't going to solve the OP's problem permanently. I'm trying to give the OP a permanent solution, not a temporary one.

Also, no one has yet to prove that this dog killed all the chickens. See where I'm going with this?

The OP wants a solution, and killing one dog is not going to fix the OP's problem permanently (on top of being a terrible act). It's as simple as that. I've given the OP solutions that will permanently fix the OP's problem, should they care to take the advice. That's all I can do.

I've said all I can say on the topic. We'll have to agree to disagree.
While there are other predators, most leave them alone during the day. Killed plenty of foxes trying to get into the coop along with skunks. I doubt you ever been around chicken much. They are almost always in a flock, and if a dog comes up and kills one the others make such a racket, that if your home you'll be out the door in a hurry to see what is going on. I would never try and get between a dog killing a chicken. Thats what the dog is for. Oh and your grandpap should have killed that fox.
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:00 PM
 
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The dog ate the chickens. Either I have seen it, my kids have seen it or the neighbor kids have come over to tell me their dog has gotten another chicken. This has all been done in broad daylight.

It's over with us and the neighbor...my husband texted him about the dog being at our coop again(and by the way the chickens are now penned to a very, very large free range area. We spent a huge amount of money fencing an area however the dog digs under the fence) Anyway, the guy texted back that he wanted my husband to stop sending silly text messages and to never talk with him again. So, we will take action we see fit now...I'm done being nice.
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:26 PM
 
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The dog ate the chickens. Either I have seen it, my kids have seen it or the neighbor kids have come over to tell me their dog has gotten another chicken. This has all been done in broad daylight.

It's over with us and the neighbor...my husband texted him about the dog being at our coop again(and by the way the chickens are now penned to a very, very large free range area. We spent a huge amount of money fencing an area however the dog digs under the fence) Anyway, the guy texted back that he wanted my husband to stop sending silly text messages and to never talk with him again. So, we will take action we see fit now...I'm done being nice.
I'd be more than happy to come by, and the dispatch the dog if needed!
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:06 PM
 
Location: California / Maryland / Cape May
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The dog ate the chickens. Either I have seen it, my kids have seen it or the neighbor kids have come over to tell me their dog has gotten another chicken. This has all been done in broad daylight.

It's over with us and the neighbor...my husband texted him about the dog being at our coop again(and by the way the chickens are now penned to a very, very large free range area. We spent a huge amount of money fencing an area however the dog digs under the fence) Anyway, the guy texted back that he wanted my husband to stop sending silly text messages and to never talk with him again. So, we will take action we see fit now...I'm done being nice.
Your neighbor sounds like a real piece of work. If I were you, I'd be highly upset with him.

Is there a reason you seem opposed to pressing legal action? I hope you saved those text messages. Great ammo.

Or, is there a reason you are opposed to protecting your chickens by even loosely fencing them in?

Or, is there a reason you are opposed to buying free range eggs from the store as I imagine you did prior to getting chickens just last year?
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:18 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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^the chickens are fenced. The dog is digging under the fence.

I don't have any advice that hasn't been offered, but I really hope you don't kill the dog.
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:30 PM
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I don't think killing the dog is a great option. I feel bad for the OP though, sounds like they have been responsible in trying to deal with this PITA and getting him to manage his dog properly. It even sounds like his poor kids are trying to be helpful to a degree(I can't even fathom the life they have with this guy).

Just a random thought. What about getting one of those stakes made for dogs that screw into the ground, put it on their property and put a tether on the dog. At least it might keep him on his property?
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:43 PM
 
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Let me say just this . Never kill any animal (especially a dog) that can be trapped with a capture cage . Only a rabid animal should be shot...period....Besides in most places you cant shoot any gun unless you are in the county away from other homes....
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:50 AM
 
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Let me say just this . Never kill any animal (especially a dog) that can be trapped with a capture cage . Only a rabid animal should be shot...period....Besides in most places you cant shoot any gun unless you are in the county away from other homes....
she's in the country on 5 acres. We all know about your legendary disputes with your neighbors. The country is probably the best place for you. You should think about moving.

To the OP please let us know once the dog has been dispatched.
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