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Dog eating chickens

Discussion in 'Dogs, Cats and Other Pets' started by Chic Rustler, Mar 28, 2019.

  1. Mar 30, 2019
    Chic Rustler

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    I guess im just gonna keep the chickens locked up unless i can be out there with em.
     
  2. Mar 30, 2019
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    is your neighbor physically able to put up a fence? You could offer? Tell him that fence would cost less than buying chickens? IDK
     
  3. Mar 31, 2019
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    That dog running loose is going to get into more trouble than just eating your chickens.
    My Husky took off on me one weekend. I let her and my 8 month old "pup" out of the fenced yard to go for a walk and I ran into the house for a second or two and poof! they were gone. She came back with a really strong skunk odor - and yellow stained fur two days later. The pup came home about 2 weeks later, I am guessing that he found . I never did get all the skunk stink out of her double coat - every time she got wet she smelled like skunk. That lasted until she shed her summer coat out for winter.
    Maybe get some skunk scent that hunters use and put a dab or 2 on the neighbors dog. He may decide to use a tie-out for it then.
     
  4. Mar 31, 2019
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    Brilliant idea!!!!!! :love
     
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    Pro Tip. If you apply the skunk smell and then get it wet, it will never come out. :D Newbie mistake in washing skunk smell out of dog coat is wetting the dog down first before the shampoo - surefire way to make sure the smell will never-ever come out.
     
  6. Apr 24, 2019
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    @tortoise Thanks for the advice on skunk smell. I am hoping to never have to use it, but I live in the country and I have farm dogs...
     
  7. Apr 24, 2019
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    YW! I hope you don't need it too! My mini poodle (RIP) got skunked once. Not fun.

    There's a recipe for peroxide / baking soda / dawn shampoo for skunk smell. It works better than any purchased product. Apply directly, don't wet the dog first. Be extremely careful around eyes - it won't just sting - it will cause corneal ulcer. And the hydrogen peroxide bubbling will make the solution "travel" further than you'd expect.
     
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    NH Homesteader

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    That's the only solution that even remotely works. I wish I didn't know that! Lol
     
  9. Apr 25, 2019
    Chic Rustler

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    I talked to the neighbor. Hes has been keeping the dog leashed in the evenings while the chickens are out. All has been well
     
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  10. Apr 25, 2019
    wyoDreamer

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    I'm glad to hear the neighbor is working with you on this problem. Good luck!
     
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