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NO NO Tasha, Bad Dog!
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Lynn Ruth! In California    Posted 01-04-2004 at 16:51:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]

This is a little embarrasing, but do any of you know how to keep a Rottwhiler Mix (Female) from killing my chickens!!!!! my German Shepard, he will just run past them, but Tasha!! Oh my goodness she licks her chops! I keep my hens fenced in, but i like to let them out sometimes, and i would love to be able to trust Tasha around the birds if there is a remeady!!!! She is a timid shy dog, but think the birds are play toys! Oh well there ya go!!! see ya later Bye!!!

Lynn Ruth

BadMoon    Posted 01-05-2004 at 00:05:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
If the dog kills a chicken again, get the dead chick and doctor it heavily all over with chili pepper, then give it back to the dog. I have cured two of my neighbors dogs this way. BadMoon

Rowdy Yates    Posted 01-04-2004 at 21:04:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I was told once to take the chicken that the dog killed and whip/beat it with it for a spell. I tried that it didn't work. My experience is that once a dog gets the taste, the thrill, whatever, there is no turning the dog back to good as far as poultry is concerned, other than keeping them separated was my only option. I had a mutt pup once that was raised around chickens, she was let in the pen, they were all around her growing as a pup, she never paid no mind to them. Then one day at about 4 years old, I look out and to my surprise and anger, there she was, chewin' on a chicken. Now she can't be trusted. One never knows.

Doc    Posted 01-04-2004 at 17:10:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Get a training collar. One with a remote you can wear around your neck and anytime he goes near the chickens give him a little shock. It'll work. It'll also be harder since he's already killed and until he learns you will have to be diligent and watch him every moment for a while until he "get's it"

It won't hurt him permenantly. It's the same kind of collar they use with the electric fence to train dogs to stay in the yard.

I trained my Black Lab 6 yrs ago and he hasn't left the yard since.

Battleborn    Posted 01-04-2004 at 17:10:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Once the dog has learned to "play" with the birds, your outa luck. Keep the dog and the birds separated. Sorry!

TB    Posted 01-04-2004 at 17:07:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
WEEELL! My dad use to tell a story of a dog he had that use to kill chickens that his father cured. He put the dog in a barrel threw in a couple chickens lidded it up and rolled it down a big long steep hill. Said the dog never chased chicken again I guess when thay left the dog and chickens out the dizzy dog didn't like getting beet up by a couple of chickens. Don't know myself but the way he told it sure made for a funny story;^)

kraigWY    Posted 01-04-2004 at 17:03:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't think you will. I've tried tying a chicken around the dogs neck, beating them with the dead chicken, everything emaginable. The only thing that worked for me was getting rid of the dog.

I got two pound dogs who are protective of my chickens. Its fun to watch them chase the cats when they think the cats are too close to the chickens. They also are great for keeping coyottes, skunks, ect away from the chickens.

Dieselrider    Posted 01-04-2004 at 16:59:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm not for cruelty toward animals but you may have to discipline her so she knows that the chickens are not to be touched. We had laying hens once before and they stayed inside a pen but, we bough some different birds at an auction once and a couple got out. Our dog poe took after them, and although I believe she was trying to keep them from getting away, she seriously hurt one. I swatted her and told her they were mine. That was about 4-5 years ago and to this day she will not even go into the chicken pen, not even when there are no birds. The pen sets empty now as we raise meat chickems in the summer. I hope this helps. Please let us know what does work for you.

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