Sad, sad day. RIP Earl, Earl and Red Chicken

10 Feb

Tradd and I went to Flat Creek yesterday, and returned around 9 PM. Went to close the chickens down and to feed the rabbit. The chickens were out and about all day, since we have two dogs, we figured they would protect them, if anything came to eat them. Really bad idea.

Now 3 of the chickens are dead, and one is injured. We are on the way right now to see Dr. Outlaw, take Earl to get fixed up. Will update later.

UPDATE: Looks like Earl will be OK. She has been eating well and drinking water, but her butt is torn up.
Tradd thought that she will not be able to grow any more feathers in that area, but Dr. Outlaw said that she would. He put some kinda cream on her and gave her drops.

we also found out who killed the other 3 chickens, and it was our own dog Wedensday. Nos she has tasted the blood of a chicken, and she will not stop until she kiils them all. I have been reading about how to rehabilitate a dog, and apparently the most effective thing to do is to tie the dead chickend to the dog’s neck, until it starts rotting, and then it will never touch one again. I couldn’t even go look at the dead chickens, so traumatized.

So is the life on a farm.


4 Responses to “Sad, sad day. RIP Earl, Earl and Red Chicken”

  1. Debbie March 4, 2011 at 10:27 pm #

    Sad to say, the dead chicken around the neck works. We had the same thing happen on our farm ears ago. We had a deerhoud and a dachshund (odd pair, I know). We tied one of the dead chickens around the deerhound’s neck, and just a head around the neck of the dachshund. They were so ashamed, they wouldn’t even step in the front yard to greet us when we pulled in the driveway. After a few days, we took them off and they never chased another chicken.

    • sporeprints March 14, 2011 at 5:50 pm #

      It didn’t work with our dog, she ate half of, I mean the chicken was rotting too. Two months later she killed my beautiful rabbit, and that was it. I could not handle any more. We had to get Wednesday the dog re-adopted. It made me feel horrible, but she was just going to keep killing.

      • Naia Monkyavich January 21, 2014 at 3:14 pm #

        I don’t blame you spore prints! I think I would have given up after the dog’s first killings. My lab mix is starting to get aggressive with one of my smaller cats. Do I need to watch her closely? If she kills a cat…she is outta here. I love my cats!

      • sporeprints January 21, 2014 at 5:13 pm #

        You’ll be able to tell the difference between the dog trying to play with the cat, or is she literally trying to stalk her to kill. Labs are pretty good with other animals, we have a lab now (her name is Shroomy) and she is awesome with the cats. They are buddies.

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