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Old 12-04-2017, 06:10 PM   #1
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Long story short, my neighbors dog keeps killing my chickens. They don't keep there dogs in a fence. I have two dogs and they stay fenced in. It would be one thing if they kept there dogs fenced and the

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Old 12-04-2017, 06:12 PM   #2
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Long story short, my neighbors dog keeps killing my chickens. They don't keep there dogs in a fence. I have two dogs and they stay fenced in. It would be one thing if they kept there dogs fenced and the

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Fenced in and they just got out. No they just run wild and this keeps happening. What are my options legally.

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Old 12-04-2017, 06:14 PM   #3
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Got to protect what's yours. I'd let them know they're on notice that their dogs might not be coming back home in the near future. Good luck.
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:15 PM   #4
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I'd give your neighbor a warning and then shoot them the next time.
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:15 PM   #5
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Got to protect what's yours. I'd let them know they're on notice that their dogs might not be coming back home in the near future. Good luck.
But is this legal.
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:16 PM   #6
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I'd give your neighbor a warning and then shoot them the next time.
Is it legal
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:16 PM   #7
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I'm one of the unpopular kids on the block, they suspect I'm the reason their dogs keep disappearing but nobody really knows for sure.
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:19 PM   #8
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I'd call your local law enforcement to get the straight answer.
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:20 PM   #9
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I can't recall if Texas is a fence "in" or fence "out" state. Find out that first. Then either contact your local animal control or LEO. I had some issues like this when I had hens. Dogs were getting out of a neighbors fence and then going over or digging under ours to harass our chickens. Talked to dog owner, talked to animal control. At some point the dogs just stopped coming over so my assumption was that the owner had taken a hand in keeping them in. Of course he accused me of shooting them. No idea but my hens were safe.

To be on the safe side for you you need to talk to both the owner and animal control. Establish that the dogs do this on a regular basis. You have a right to protect your livestock.

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Old 12-04-2017, 06:20 PM   #10
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if you have informed the neighbor the dog is killing chickens and they have not resolved the issue and the act is happening on your property. then arm you chickens. if you can not get the chickens to kill the dog you have the right to protect your stock. nuff said.
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:21 PM   #11
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What did the neighbors say when you addressed the killed chickens with them?
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:22 PM   #12
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I can't recall if Texas is a fence "in" or fence "out" state. Find out that first. Then either contact your local animal control or LEO. I had some issues like this when I had hens. Dogs were getting out of a neighbors fence and then going over or digging under ours to harass our chickens. Talked to dog owner, talked to animal control. At some point the dogs just stopped coming over so my assumption was that the owner had taken a hand in keeping them in. Of course he accused me of shooting them. No idea but my hens were safe.

To be on the safe side for you you need to talk to both the owner and animal control. Establish that the dogs do this on a regular basis. You have a right to protect your livestock.

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Fence in/fence out doesn't apply when you are protecting your property.
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:24 PM   #13
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Texas penal code 42.092(e)(1)

e) It is a defense to prosecution under Subsection (b)(2) or (6) that:

(1) the animal was discovered on the person's property in the act of or after injuring or killing the person's livestock animals or damaging the person's crops and that the person killed or injured the animal at the time of this discover
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:25 PM   #14
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Fence in/fence out doesn't apply when you are protecting your property.
It does if your property is on your neighbors property.
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:27 PM   #15
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I don’t think it’s against the law to kill a dog if it’s killing your livestock.
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:30 PM   #16
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Some counties are fence in some are fence out
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:30 PM   #17
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I donít think itís against the law to kill a dog if itís killing your livestock.

It actually is against the law, but the subsection of the statute I listed gives a defense to prosecution.

Same as killing another human, its illegal but extenuating circumstances make it justified.
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:30 PM   #18
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What did the neighbors say when you addressed the killed chickens with them?
They just said the that they were sorry this happened. I truly believe they were, but there dogs continue to run wild and this continues . I forgot to mention that I live in the country, it not in a neighborhood.
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:31 PM   #19
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Dad went through this with goats. Yes it is legal if caught killing your livestock ON YOUR PROPERTY. Dad killed two of neighbors dogs. Neighbor got fined, had to pay dad restitution , and was forced to get rid of third dog or have it put down.


I would document and report it to have proof just in case

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Old 12-04-2017, 06:31 PM   #20
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Talk to neighbors, call animal control, take care of it yourself. In that order too. Depends on where you live, setup some snares on your fence for "coyotes".
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:32 PM   #21
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100% incorrect.
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:33 PM   #22
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Did you ask them to pay for the loss of your chickens?
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:39 PM   #23
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I've shot dogs for chasing cattle. Called the sheriff to ask them to come handle it and they told me to shoot em.
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:44 PM   #24
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Did you ask them to pay for the loss of your chickens?
I didnt, but I was hoping it would stop. They are a young couple that are just getting started. In my opinion they don't even need a dog right now, much less 2.
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:45 PM   #25
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Friend of mine got em on trailcam to show the neighbors when they denied it. Sheriff said protect your chickens. Shotgun first to see if they'd come back....they did....they dead. He even had a neighbors dog on HIS front porch growling at his small daughter! There's a perfect 3-pronged cut thru his screen door now. Dog never came back.
Once you've given the neighbor a warning, it's time to send bills for chickens and tap out some dogs. Once they get blood in their mouth, they'll keep on joy killin'. Choot 'em!
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:46 PM   #26
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Same thing happened to my dad. Lived in the country. Neighbors dog killed some of chickens. Told neighbor about it and he said " if dog is on your property killin your chickens, he's your dog and what u do with it is YOUR BUSINESS." They are trespassing and killin your livestock. CHOOT EM!!! WILL B LEGAL
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:47 PM   #27
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You tie a dead chicken around the dogs neck. After about 5 days of a dead chicken around their neck they will never go back after a chicken again. That's what my uncle use to do.
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:50 PM   #28
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You tie a dead chicken around the dogs neck. After about 5 days of a dead chicken around their neck they will never go back after a chicken again. That's what my uncle use to do.
I've heard this works as well.
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:52 PM   #29
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SSS takes care of my problems
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S s s
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:54 PM   #31
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:54 PM   #32
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:55 PM   #33
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I love dogs, but if they are destroying my property they have got to go.
see post #29
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:57 PM   #34
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sss?
shoot, shovel, silence.
in other words kill them bury them and don't tell ANYONE.
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:00 PM   #35
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The little town I live in made National News for this. Neighbors dog kept killing his chickens and the guy shot the dog. The owner of the dog through a fit but sheriff said it was the chicken owners right to protect his property aka chickens. Nothing ever happened to the guy who shot the dog
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:03 PM   #36
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how many hens. Go over and charge them replacement fee for a laying gen in their prime. It's about $25 each give or take based on location. I had a dog once that liked to chase neighbors calves. 22-250 made him stop. If your neighbors are paying $$$ maybe they will stop it-
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:05 PM   #37
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You tie a dead chicken around the dogs neck. After about 5 days of a dead chicken around their neck they will never go back after a chicken again. That's what my uncle use to do.
My uncle did that, after he beat the hell out of the dog with said dead chicken. It worked !
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:07 PM   #38
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Had a guy that would not keep his dog penned. ( He was chasing my ducks ) I confronted him, he said if you don't like it shoot the SOB. So I called the sheriff, Sheriff said I have the right to protect my ducks on my property. One 22 shot later, no more problems. I have also shot 3 killing my chickens ( no warning to anyone ) I came home and caught them in the act. Buzzards got to eat, same as the worms.
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:24 PM   #41
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Ask them to tie a long leash if they don’t fence them OR I live in the country too and our neighbor’s dogs killed 2 of our hens. We called animal control and haven’t seen the dogs since. Hopefully they didn’t get the magic juice because the worthless owner didn’t decide to go get them and bring them home and fix the issue
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:30 PM   #42
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Got to protect what's yours. I'd let them know they're on notice that their dogs might not be coming back home in the near future. Good luck.
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I'd give your neighbor a warning and then shoot them the next time.
No, don't ever tell someone you're going to kill their dog. Do what you need to and leave it at that.
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:36 PM   #43
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I'd call your local law enforcement to get the straight answer.
Yes, run straight to the government and ask permission to take care of your own!
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:40 PM   #44
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You tie a dead chicken around the dogs neck. After about 5 days of a dead chicken around their neck they will never go back after a chicken again. That's what my uncle use to do.


And that WILL work. I've done it. But that was MY dog. In this case, you can't do that. Plus, the owner would just take it off.
OP has been told what he can do. He has talked to the owners. He has lost livestock, and he is within his rights to shoot those dogs.
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:41 PM   #45
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in other words kill them bury them and don't tell ANYONE.
Shoot, shovel, shut-up.
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:56 PM   #46
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Had the same thing happen over the course of a month. We live in a neighborhood in the country. All on 5-10 acre lots. We had 14 chickens in our coop and when we were home would let them free range. Chickens never left our back yard area. One afternoon, (my boys were home but playing with neighbors) I get a call from my oldest saying a chicken was dead in back yard. All 4 kids said they saw another neighborís dog leaving our backyard a little bit before they discovered the dead chicken. No proof, so I moved on. I did setup a game camera close to coop. 2 weekends later another chicken found dead behind my house. We decided to keep them in coop for a few weeks. Let them out on sat morning before I go play golf , when I get home mid morning, my 9 year old tells me he had to chase the neighbor dog away because he saw him catch a chicken. We pinned back up. Chicken was in bad shape but still alive. I went to divisor said neighbors but they were gone. This dog has free run of the area and is not an issue other than the chickens. We get busy Sunday and donít got see the neighbors, although we did chase the dog out of our back yard. I pulled card to see if dog was at the coop. We get home Monday from work and get ready for a last minute Ranger game trip after a buddy gave me tickets. Wife ran down to feed chickens and comes back screaming ďtheyíre all deadĒ!!! Dog dug under coop fence and killed all 12. Did not eat one chicken or bite a head off. As you can imagine Iím ******. Of course neighbor isnít home but grown son is. We explain what happened and told him to have them contact us. I call LEO buddy and he advised as above 1) contact neighbor 2) contact sheriff 3) contact animal control 4) protect my animals on my property.

Long story short. Good conversation with neighbors. I explained I would be getting more chickens within a month and I would give them until then to figure something out with the dog. I explained what I had been told and would follow those steps. I also talked about an I ground fence beciause I had used one at my previous place. They offered to pay for chickens. I declined and told them to use that money for fixing the problem. They have since installed an ingroubd fence and problem solved. Hope it works out for you. Coach
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:00 PM   #47
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Legal to shoot them. It would suck to have to do it. You might try talking to the neighbors one more time and let them know that you're to the point that you'll have to protect your livestock if they come back on your property, but that you'd much rather them find a way to contain their dogs
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:10 PM   #48
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:25 PM   #49
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:26 PM   #50
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Had a similar probably several years ago with my goats. Called the sheriff and they said to give them a courtesy call and give them a heads up and take care of the problem with whatever means necessary. My wife had dogs attack one of her bottle goats. She ran the dogs off, but her baby was already dead. She called me at work balling. I told her to call the sheriff and I would leave work. She said she could handle it. Dogs came back while she was on the phone with the sheriff department. Hung up on em and shot one of the dogs. Sheriff showed up and took care of everything.

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