Monday, September 3, 2012
Just a little gripe!
Not too long ago two of my chickens go really hurt from dogs that were running wild. Now my neighbor who is a friendly aquaintence has a boxer pup that has grown to the size of a goat. His new favorite thing to do is come in my yard and chase my chickens! I have a bit of angina when I see this happen!!! I'm pretty sure my chickens do too! Noone really has fences around here but I make sure all of my animals dog, goats, bunnies and chickens stay in our yard and they do for the most part. My dog does like to roam sometimes but she's 10#'s and wouldn't hurt any other animals. Most people don't understand that it's NOT JUST A CHICKEN! It's my chicken that I have raised for 6 months and am anticipating her laying eggs, or that I had raised for six months and she just started laying. You chicken people know what I mean. I only have nine chickens and I care about each one of them and I have had them all for at least six months! The other day I told my other neighbor hey watch out for my chickens when you leave and he casually said "Oh I will buy you another one if I run it over" This is my gripe when you come get your pup, who is chasing my chickens out of MY yard and you laughingly say "sorry". It's not funny! Me and four of my hens are having heart attacks right now sir! Also if my other neighbor did run over my chicken, it's not just replacing the chicken it's the time, feed, and love I have for them. I don't think they will understand EVER, but I'm thinking real hard about a fence to keep these other critters OUT of my yard!