Be powerful. No other option exists.
I think the law has more serious things to do at this time.
Start with----if allowing the chickens to free range is Not working---stop them from free ranging---keep them "confined" to the protection of the chicken yard----at least until the problem is taken care of. That should help?So how about if you are a single gal just trying to make the bills every month and you don't have money to put into making up for every neighbor's shortcomings?
What if you are trying to protect your livestock by whatever way you can afford?
This thread and another she posted sometime earlier indicate she had tried numerous methods and is about on her last nerve.
It is easy to project our own ideals upon someone else's circumstances, but it usually doesn't help much when they don't apply.
The properties are close together. Lots of issues regarding the neighbor. I won't speak for her but you can read this and her previous thread to understand this isn't a matter of communication and poor animal management on her part.Start with----if allowing the chickens to free range is Not working---stop them from free ranging---keep them "confined" to the protection of the chicken yard----at least until the problem is taken care of. That should help?
I gave her several good tips, then you spoke for her basically---kinda telling me she can not afford these methods. Then I reply back to Just keep the chickens IN their protected chicken yard until the problem is taken care of so she don't loose any more---that shouldn't cost anything?? Then you reply back for her again that she has communicated with the neighbor-----That don't sound like it worked and is Not going to work---is it?? All I am saying is Protect the chickens---KEEP them in the protected chicken pen until the problem is fixed!! Mend the pen if needed---Keep the chickens safe. Solve the problem but not with the life of more chickens. I am Just trying to help her---Let her speak. ThanksThe properties are close together. Lots of issues regarding the neighbor. I won't speak for her but you can read this and her previous thread to understand this isn't a matter of communication and poor animal management on her part.
Pop it with a pellet gun next time it comes in your yard, or if your neighbor is beyond hearing distance, kill it and dispose of the carcass. I have had loose dogs kill as many as six at one visit. If you complain they will know it is you and could cause you worse trouble.i had to work today , 7:45am till 4pm , had to do a few things after work. so didnt get home till 7pm .
came home to one of my chickens dead , on the outside of my fence. still on my property.
i know it was my neighbors dog, as i seen it snooping around my fence before, and witnessed it killing the neighbors chickens as well. its a french bulldog .. small little thing...
i dont know what i can do . her dogs run free. no supervision,
i want to go ask her to keep him put up , or keep an eye on him , but i know she will shrug it off "well your chicken was outside the fence and the dog did what dogs do " .. i took pics of the feathers and dead bird .. guts ripped out of the hiney .
my brother just wants to shoot the dog if it comes back onto the property, i feel like animal control should be called , they would have a field day with the situation over there. small fenced area for 60 chickens a goat , and a pig ..
i have quite a few animals , but they all have a purpose on the homestead.. she seems to just collect more , when she sees all my "cool critters "
aaaah what can i do !? i dont have that many chickens laying eggs , and she was one of my everyday egger ...