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Old 12-04-2017, 08:27 PM   #51
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live trap and turn over to animal control
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:28 PM   #52
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SSS if it is killing your livestock perfectly legal. And neighbors aren't courteous enough to keep dogs up after first warning, that would be last they heard about the issue and it would be addressed.
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:29 PM   #53
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:35 PM   #54
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I had no idea dogs would just randomly kill chickens. That seems so strange to me but apparently it is not. I agree with SSS
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:38 PM   #55
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Just to provide another perspective... If my dog was killing someone's chickens I would want to be informed before my dog got shot. I would appreciate the opportunity to replace said "dead" chickens, and I would most certainly tie a dead chicken around my dogs neck to be sure he never did it again. But, I am old school and believe in the doing the right thing. If my dog did it again I would reimburse the chickens again and re-home the dog.
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:40 PM   #56
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Just to provide another perspective... If my dog was killing someone's chickens I would want to be informed before my dog got shot. I would appreciate the opportunity to replace said "dead" chickens, and I would most certainly tie a dead chicken around my dogs neck to be sure he never did it again. But, I am old school and believe in the doing the right thing. If my dog did it again I would reimburse the chickens again and re-home the dog.
This has happened more than once and they are aware.

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Old 12-04-2017, 08:45 PM   #57
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This has happened more than once and they are aware.

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In this case, (although I HATE the thought of killing a dog for being a dog),
there would be a dead dog on the neighbor's wife's carhood the next time it happened.
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:46 PM   #58
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No, don't ever tell someone you're going to kill their dog. Do what you need to and leave it at that.


Right on .
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:47 PM   #59
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Yes legal in health and safety code

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Old 12-04-2017, 08:48 PM   #60
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:51 PM   #61
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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.
Wrong you need to lokm in health and safety code for the right statute for livestock attacked by dog

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Old 12-04-2017, 08:54 PM   #62
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2 points in health and safety code

Sec. 822.012. CERTAIN DOGS AND COYOTES PROHIBITED FROM RUNNING AT LARGE; CRIMINAL PENALTY. (a) The owner, keeper, or person in control of a dog or coyote that the owner, keeper, or person knows is accustomed to run, worry, or kill livestock, domestic animals, or fowls may not permit the dog or coyote to run at large.

(b) A person who violates this section commits an offense. An offense under this subsection is punishable by a fine of not more than $100.

(c) Each time a dog or coyote runs at large in violation of this section constitutes a separate offense.


Sec. 822.013. DOGS OR COYOTES THAT ATTACK ANIMALS.

****** (a) A dog or coyote that is attacking, is about to attack, or has recently attacked livestock, domestic animals, or fowls may be killed by:******

(1) any person witnessing the attack; or

(2) the attacked animal's owner or a person acting on behalf of the owner if the owner or person has knowledge of the attack.

(b) A person who kills a dog or coyote as provided by this section is not liable for damages to the owner, keeper, or person in control of the dog or coyote.

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Note it includes recently attacked you don't have to wait for it to happen again to kill it .

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Old 12-04-2017, 08:56 PM   #63
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2 points in health and safety code

Sec. 822.012. CERTAIN DOGS AND COYOTES PROHIBITED FROM RUNNING AT LARGE; CRIMINAL PENALTY. (a) The owner, keeper, or person in control of a dog or coyote that the owner, keeper, or person knows is accustomed to run, worry, or kill livestock, domestic animals, or fowls may not permit the dog or coyote to run at large.

(b) A person who violates this section commits an offense. An offense under this subsection is punishable by a fine of not more than $100.

(c) Each time a dog or coyote runs at large in violation of this section constitutes a separate offense.


Sec. 822.013. DOGS OR COYOTES THAT ATTACK ANIMALS.

****** (a) A dog or coyote that is attacking, is about to attack, or has recently attacked livestock, domestic animals, or fowls may be killed by:******

(1) any person witnessing the attack; or

(2) the attacked animal's owner or a person acting on behalf of the owner if the owner or person has knowledge of the attack.

(b) A person who kills a dog or coyote as provided by this section is not liable for damages to the owner, keeper, or person in control of the dog or coyote.

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Note it includes recently attacked you don't have to wait for it to happen again to kill it .
Good to know!

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Old 12-04-2017, 09:02 PM   #64
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My neighbor at my old place shot another neighbor's beagle and that neighbor called the Sheriff. Sheriff asked if the beagle may have been chasing chickens (the guy who shot the dog had already lost some and told the Sheriff) and got, "I'm not sure."

He dismissed it immediately and said "keep your dog on your property".

It's absolutely legal to shoot a dog killing your livestock. Better be able to prove it, but with multiple witnesses, that's not an issue.

The bigger issue is what sort of retaliation you're going to get. Right or wrong, regardless of whether it's their own **** fault, most people will take the killing of their dog personally and you have to live next to them.
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:19 PM   #65
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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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legally you can kill the dogs, chickens are considered livestock. and the owner of the dog is liable for restitution also
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:22 PM   #66
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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
I agree Brandon, if they are "on your property " they are fair game.
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:26 PM   #67
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If my dog killed your chickens and you informed me I’d shoot my own dog. Don’t need no chicken killin egg suckin dog anyway. And I’d buy you new chickens and buy myself a new dog.
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:30 PM   #68
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100% incorrect.
Negative, Ghost Rider! If a neighbors dog is on your property killing your stock, fence in/fence out DOES NOT apply. It doesn't matter. The animal is now causing damage to your stock.
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:35 PM   #69
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Hog trap baited with chicken.
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:40 PM   #70
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I love dogs, but owners who won't contain their dogs are asking for trouble. Especially when they have been told their dogs are killing someone's chickens. Once a dog gets learns chickens are easy pickins it is hard to break them of that.
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:48 PM   #71
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My Neighbor has the same issue, sort of...

His chickens have the run of my place, which is great because we share the yard eggs. Here's the problem, there's this Red Shouldered Hawk that like to eat chicken. He's taking out a couple of chickens a week, before long we're going to run out of chickens.
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:50 PM   #72
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The tx ag code applies to pets?
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:54 PM   #73
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My Neighbor has the same issue, sort of...

His chickens have the run of my place, which is great because we share the yard eggs. Here's the problem, there's this Red Shouldered Hawk that like to eat chicken. He's taking out a couple of chickens a week, before long we're going to run out of chickens.
I know a guy he's unpopular in his neighborhood, people suspect he's the reason the chicken killing hawks keep disappearing, but nobody knows for sure!
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Old 12-04-2017, 10:04 PM   #74
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Everyone suggesting contacting animal control doesn't live in the country. Animal control will not come out of the city limits!

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Old 12-04-2017, 10:13 PM   #75
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Been through it and it stinks. At the end of the day you'll end up making enemies more than likely. I got the law involved so I had documented proof. I haven't pulled the trigger yet but everybody, including the dog owner, knows the plan if it happens again. I really hope I dont have to kill the family pet behind some darn chickens, but it has just gotten old.
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Old 12-04-2017, 10:17 PM   #76
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Guys,

It is not LEGAL to kill the dog. The penal code does not list legal actions. It only lists illegal ones. The killing of the dog is clearly listed as illegal in the penal code. The penal code only lists shooting to protect livestock as a defense to prosecution.

You could very well be charged for doing it. It is NOT legal.

There is a term, “you can beat the rap but you cant beat the ride”

You might be found not guilty but you could very well be arrested for it.
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Old 12-04-2017, 10:25 PM   #77
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For the fence in/ fence out part. I think it might be county to county. I know in Mills Co. we are fence out. Neighbors cows were coming over.
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Old 12-04-2017, 10:46 PM   #78
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Guys,

It is not LEGAL to kill the dog. The penal code does not list legal actions. It only lists illegal ones. The killing of the dog is clearly listed as illegal in the penal code. The penal code only lists shooting to protect livestock as a defense to prosecution.

You could very well be charged for doing it. It is NOT legal.

There is a term, “you can beat the rap but you cant beat the ride”

You might be found not guilty but you could very well be arrested for it.
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Old 12-05-2017, 04:18 AM   #79
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Read post #62
Thats the health and safety code.

Look up and read 42.092 of the PENAL code.
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:03 AM   #80
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Is it legal
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:50 AM   #81
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I guess I'm just a softy and the minority on this one. IMHO, loosing a $5 chicken or two is not a good reason to kill a family dog unless all other measures to protect your chickens have been taken. Talk to the neighbors first and see if they are willing to put up an electric fence and or other measures to keep the dog from the chickens. Dogs will be dogs. You may have the right to shoot the dog but you and the dog owner also have to live with that decision. Having a good relationship with your neighbor would me more important to me.
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:53 AM   #82
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The never ending story, dogs vs. chickens...

My wife called me not long ago all bent out of shape, apparently my son had shot a dog attacking our chickens and killed it. I told her to call the sheriff and let him know what was going on.

Apparently my neighbors, who are good folk, had some visitors in from the city and the visitors had their dogs. Our neighbors had told them to keep them leashed because very one in the area has chickens and animals. Well, they didn't, the dogs bolted at some point, made their way to my property and were in the act of chasing and killing chickens. Gage grabbed a gun and ended one straight away, the other dog ran off.

Neighbors friends were totally triggered and had also called the sheriff when they heard the shots. Deputy showed up, looked at the evidence where chickens had been attacked (feathers all over the ground) and saw the one chicken that had been wounded; he told the neighbors friends to find the other dog before it too was shot by someone.

He said we had the right to protect our livestock; no charges or anything were filed on either party. He did inform them that Burnet county is a leash county and that they needed to have control of their dog at all times.

My neighbor was as you would expect for a country boy, "I told 'em to keep them under control or they would be shot."

These were city dogs, as far as I know they had never seen a chicken before; they got after them right off the bat.
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:06 AM   #83
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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.
It'd be funny though, if the dead chicken was already a few days old ... and the dog slept inside, at night!
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:09 AM   #84
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Legal and justifiable are two different things.
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:17 AM   #85
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Hot wire or live trap are non lethal options
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:20 AM   #86
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Shoot, shovel, shut-up.
And keep it off a public forum. Just do what needs to be done in your specific situation.
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:30 AM   #87
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For the neighbor?
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:40 AM   #88
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:41 AM   #89
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SSS it is!
Defeats the purpose ...
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:56 AM   #90
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Thats the health and safety code.

Look up and read 42.092 of the PENAL code.
(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 discovery; or

Looks like the criteria right there.

Aaaannnnnddddd since the penal code refers to the safety and health code for clarification.......
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:58 AM   #91
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Hot wire or live trap are non lethal options


And if you have delt with chicken killing dogs, you will know that those options have very little success possibility.
The OP is NOT responsible for using non lethal means to protect his livestock. Live traps, hot wires, chemical deterants are just feel good moves. He has told the owners, they are aware. If it continues, the only way to ensure no further loss is killing those dogs when they do it again.
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:03 AM   #92
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:06 AM   #93
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Get a pit bull, those dogs would be dead if they came in my yard. On the other hand the chickens would be dead to too though.
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:08 AM   #94
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Get a pit bull, those dogs would be dead if they came in my yard. On the other hand the chickens would be dead to too though.
The 2 dogs that are doing this are pit bulls
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:13 AM   #95
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The 2 dogs that are doing this are pit bulls
Well that explains it. The pits will never stop hunting no matter the peaceful alternatives you try to use. If the neighbor will not take care of his animals you have to do what you have to do. My pit is my baby and I would do anything to protect her, if your neighbor does not care I question his character.
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:18 AM   #96
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Kill the dogs and move on.

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Old 12-05-2017, 11:40 AM   #97
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Guys,

It is not LEGAL to kill the dog. The penal code does not list legal actions. It only lists illegal ones. The killing of the dog is clearly listed as illegal in the penal code. The penal code only lists shooting to protect livestock as a defense to prosecution.

You could very well be charged for doing it. It is NOT legal.

There is a term, “you can beat the rap but you cant beat the ride”

You might be found not guilty but you could very well be arrested for it.

Respectfully disagree. As stated in the Penal Code it is perfectly legal to stop the threat. In this case, roaming dogs trespassing on this man's property and killing his livestock justify doing what he has to do to stop it. It's just sad that the dog owners won't take the appropriate action in the first place. They basically leave the livestock (chicken) owner no choice and that's not right.

Although I am a fan of the dead chicken tied around the dog's neck trick first. And be sure to video it.
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:51 AM   #98
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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.
They were sorry that it happened but not sorry enough to do anything about it.

Legal, or otherwise do not threaten to take it into your own hands. Do what you think is right and leave it for them to figure out the rest. And don't post any LDP's. You might get a visit.

Maybe their dogs just ran off and found a new home.
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:59 AM   #99
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Give you neighbor a call or even better go talk face to face and let him know, in a polite ,understanding, adult manner, that if he doesn't take steps to take care of the problem you will. After that, you catch the dogs after your chickens, kill 'em. I mean, just like stated above. They must have ran off and found a new home.Done.

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Old 12-05-2017, 12:01 PM   #100
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I guess I'm just a softy and the minority on this one. IMHO, loosing a $5 chicken or two is not a good reason to kill a family dog unless all other measures to protect your chickens have been taken. Talk to the neighbors first and see if they are willing to put up an electric fence and or other measures to keep the dog from the chickens. Dogs will be dogs. You may have the right to shoot the dog but you and the dog owner also have to live with that decision. Having a good relationship with your neighbor would me more important to me.
While I agree, a little, chickens are worth a lot more than $5. The ones we had were $40+ at laying age. One dog could easily kill all of our 50 hens in the afternoon while I was at work. At your $5 a pop that's $250, at the more realistic amount of $40 each we're looking at quite a bit more. Now figure in the loss of income for eggs, chicks, etc..

God bless and happy hunting.
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