Saturday, March 8, 2014
Two days ago I watched a dog walk 10 feet from my back porch with one of my hens in it's mouth. I got outside and penned up as many chickens as I could before I had to leave and pick up my daughter. We came back and 45 minutes later got the rest of the pea brains penned up. While we were in the process of doing that a lady came down the hill with her black dog and stopped exactly where my chicken had been. I had a chat with her about how I think her dog is killing my chickens, she didn't think so, and I wasn't 100% sure but I was bitchy towards her and was certain it was her dog until we left again to go to the store. There was another black dog near the road. Next day I'm ready for the dog. I'm outside all ding dong day until 1:30 I go inside with a bad feeling take a shower and by 2:00 I hear my hen scream look out the window and see the feathers :( The damn dog got her while I was showering!!!! I throw on some clothes walk around my yard saying numerous choice words and trying to pen up the pea brains AGAIN! They won't go in and I need to pick my little one up. What can happen in the 10 minutes I'm gone? I know more park at the school and my MIL calls freaking out. She pulled into the drive saw the dog with my bird in it's mouth. She peeled out and started honking the dog dropped the bird and it ran off. I hurry back home to find one chicken under the porch and feathers EVERYWHERE!!!! I find another rooster off in the neighbors yard, it was the one the dog dropped. Me, my little one, and MIL eventually get all the chickens put up. We see the dog up the hill and I asked my MIL if that was the dog, she said nope. What?!? I just chewed out it's owner yesterday, oops. The hubs stops by on the way to the shop. He finds the dog at the corner grabs it by it's throat asks his mom if that was the dog. Yep! He asks the people on the corner if it's their dog. They say no it's the people behind them. The hubs goes over there, the parents weren't home but he explained the situation to the oldest child and told her they were welcome to come look at our yard since it's covered in feathers. I texted my other neighbor to see if she had lost any chickens lately. She said yes and it's so and so's dog. WHAT! A little heads up would have been nice Geesh!!!! The owners of the dog (pastors at a church) haven't called, came down, said sorry, nothing. I'm seriously upset with their lack of giving a crap! I had a really hard time sleeping last night. It sounds stupid but I woke up several times from nightmares of dogs killing chickens. I also woke up mad as hell. I'm so sick of people not taking responsibility. So I'm going to deal with their dog. It likes to kill my chickens around 2 everyday. I don't know if it will be by today since they are penned up and it's raining but I'm going to be waiting for it. It's not going to kill another thing on this street!