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Old 11-27-2022, 10:42 PM   #1
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Default What to do? My chicken killin dog..

I have a 9 month old puppy, half great Pyreneese,half hound dog( itís a long story) that has,ultimately, killed several of my chickens. I found it playing with one of them a month or two ago. Basically, it had picked one up, and tore some skin, and was just licking it. I ended up putting the chicken down, due to the time and energy it would take to save it and get it healthy gain. Came home yesterday, and she had another one down. The chicken wasnít all torn up, just dead, and a little bloody.
Since I havenít actually seen her pick one up to chew on it, Iím giving, her (some) benefit of the doubt, as there are other dogs where we live, and it could have been one of them, Or even a hawk maybe that tried to grab one. Ive heard that you could tie a dead chicken on the dogs collar, and dissuade her from wanting to chew on them. Yíallís suggestions?
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Old 11-27-2022, 10:47 PM   #2
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My grandfather swore by the tie a dead chicken to the dog theory. It seemed to work on one of our dogs.
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Old 11-27-2022, 10:48 PM   #3
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I had to kennel mine, unless Im outside. Once they kill something, especially a chicken, they will not quit.
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Old 11-27-2022, 10:53 PM   #4
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Shock collar. Tie a chicken to the dog snd hit the button on high. Had a cat killing dog and after a one good session the dog thought cats were electric.
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Old 11-27-2022, 10:59 PM   #5
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Same problem here.
Id sure like to free range my chickens and not worry.
Darn high prey drive. Its a funny switch to toggle.
Good luck MrWitchgrass.
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Old 11-27-2022, 11:01 PM   #6
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Had that problem with my lab years ago. Once we ran out of chickens, she never killed another one.
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Old 11-27-2022, 11:07 PM   #7
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chickens are cheap. Beat his back side with the chicken in his face. Dogs are smart and will get it pretty quick.
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Old 11-27-2022, 11:14 PM   #8
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Catch the dog messing with the chickens and then tan his hide. Make his life pass before his eyes. I’ve done this on dogs before they actually killed a chicken and it works. Since he has already killed them you may not be able to break thru.
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Old 11-28-2022, 12:08 AM   #9
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I used to put whatever the dog was chewing on in their mouth and wrap their mouth closed with a couple wraps of black tape. leave it with them for about 30 minutes until they have slobbered about a gallon, then take the tape off. they will run from whatever was taped in their mouth. works the same way as tying it on their collar but makes them hate the taste of whatever they had been chewing on.
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Old 11-28-2022, 12:14 AM   #10
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Old 11-28-2022, 12:17 AM   #11
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My grandfather swore by the tie a dead chicken to the dog theory. It seemed to work on one of our dogs.
Same here. I think you have several good suggestions. Something should work.
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Old 11-28-2022, 12:26 AM   #12
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Whoop his butt the next time he's messing with one. Repeat if necessary. Dogs are smart and normally catch on pretty quickly.
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Old 11-28-2022, 01:08 AM   #13
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My grandfather swore by the tie a dead chicken to the dog theory. It seemed to work on one of our dogs.
This.

Itís worked on every dog weíve ever owned or Iíve been around.
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Old 11-28-2022, 07:37 AM   #14
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I don't know if it'll work every time, but I had a black lab/mutt that was a chicken killin' sun gun. My dad got tired of it, took the dead chicken in one hand, the dog's collar in the other and beat the dog with that dead chicken until his arm hurt.

Dog never went near a chicken again.
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Old 11-28-2022, 07:43 AM   #15
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I don't know if it'll work every time, but I had a black lab/mutt that was a chicken killin' sun gun. My dad got tired of it, took the dead chicken in one hand, the dog's collar in the other and beat the dog with that dead chicken until his arm hurt.

Dog never went near a chicken again.
I did this to my beagle and 5-6 weeks later he ate the next batch of chicks I hatched. I just got rid of him.

Yes, the same beagle that Jhill313 ran over with my shredder
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Old 11-28-2022, 07:44 AM   #16
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I had a lab and a bluetick get into our chickens. Ziptied the deads ones to their collar for a few days and thought problem solved. Nope. Next time I tanned that ace with a tree limb. That worked.

Currently have 3 jack russels of different ages. Each one got after the birds once. I actually have one that will 'herd' them back into the coop when I tell her. But she wont bite them
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Old 11-28-2022, 07:49 AM   #17
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I'd like to tell you there is a way. Some dogs might respond to the whippin but most wont. Keep your dog or your chickens penned up. Or decide which, chickens or dog, you want around.
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Old 11-28-2022, 07:51 AM   #18
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My understanding with the tie to collar method is you have to leave it until it rots off.

Shock collar and hide out, every time you see it get near a chicken light it up
Sounds better than smelling a dead chicken
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Old 11-28-2022, 08:01 AM   #19
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The only thing that worked on my chicken killing do was a bullet.
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Old 11-28-2022, 08:14 AM   #20
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My understanding with the tie to collar method is you have to leave it until it rots off.

Shock collar and hide out, every time you see it get near a chicken light it up
Sounds better than smelling a dead chicken
The beeping of the collar now is enough to make my dog pee!
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Old 11-28-2022, 08:23 AM   #21
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Shock collar-
Long probes-
Long ride on the lightning and not just a bump- I stopped a Jagd Terrior. Broke my heart doing it as he took about 4-5 rides. He stayed 20 yards from chickens and if they came to house he went and laid in yard.
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Old 11-28-2022, 09:27 AM   #22
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I tied the last one my lab killed to his collar. Worked great, heís 10.

I was also worried about it affecting his retrieving, so the dead chicken on the collar thing was my best option. He still retrieves no problem


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Old 11-28-2022, 09:32 AM   #23
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Strap knives to the chickens wings. See who ends up victorious.

On a serious note, hope you get it sorted. I remember my grandfather talking about tying one to the dogs collar like others said.
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Old 11-28-2022, 09:40 AM   #24
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Had that problem with my lab years ago. Once we ran out of chickens, she never killed another one.
Lol

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Old 11-28-2022, 09:46 AM   #25
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Keep the dog and chickens separated...
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Old 11-28-2022, 12:04 PM   #26
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I don't know if it'll work every time, but I had a black lab/mutt that was a chicken killin' sun gun. My dad got tired of it, took the dead chicken in one hand, the dog's collar in the other and beat the dog with that dead chicken until his arm hurt.

Dog never went near a chicken again.
I've been successful with this method on two dogs. My method is to catch them in the chicken pen and shut the door behind me and not come out until the dog has a good understanding.
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Old 11-28-2022, 12:11 PM   #27
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We had a heeler that killed chickens like crazy. Beat her with the chickens… nothing changed.

Made a cable run out by the barn, tied a chicken to her neck, and left her out there for 3 weeks. Didn’t get close to her other than to feed/water her; but even then, gave her zero affection or attention.

Once she got done with that stint, she never so much as looked at a chicken.
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Old 11-28-2022, 01:13 PM   #28
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I appreciate all the replies. And I’ll do whatever I have to to keep the chickens safe. The issue, is that the dog, is my only livestock guardian dog. Her mother died (complications from getting spayed,most likely)when the puppy was about 4 months old and didn’t get a chance to fully train her pup. I’m hoping that I can correct the dog, so that she will do her job. If not, the dog won’t be around much longer. I’ll let y’all know how it goes. Last chance.
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Old 11-28-2022, 01:41 PM   #29
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You have a few things to try .
Dead chicken around its neck untill it rots off and fall off by its self. This worked for my dog .
Shock collar
Keep the birds cooped up
Or get rid of the dog .
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Old 11-28-2022, 02:20 PM   #30
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Our male German Shepherd recently started after our chickens for some reason, after a long time of him living with them. We keep them in their pen and a large run, but one will get out every now and then. I have beat the crap out of him multiple times and he continues to stalk them when we are not watching and busy around the house. I guess it's time to break out the shock collar. And for the statement that chickens are cheap, think again. A grown laying basic Rhode Island or Sex Link sells for $20 each around me. That's around $1,500.00 in birds at my house, plus high protein feed is now $14.00 a bag where we buy it. It is a lot of birds, but my wife sells the eggs as a side hustle and does pretty good at it.
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Old 11-28-2022, 03:00 PM   #31
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I don't know if it'll work every time, but I had a black lab/mutt that was a chicken killin' sun gun. My dad got tired of it, took the dead chicken in one hand, the dog's collar in the other and beat the dog with that dead chicken until his arm hurt.

Dog never went near a chicken again.
When I was about 16, my dad's Lab killed the neighbor's chicken while Dad was out of town. I tried the ol "beat em with the dead chicken" routine. That's the only time I've ever been really seriously dog-bit. It really hurt when they scrubbed on it at the emergency room.
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Old 11-28-2022, 03:36 PM   #32
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Red Ryder BB Gun, lock him in the coop and when he goes for a chicken shoot his ***. I just shake the gun now and my dogs scatter.
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Old 11-28-2022, 08:39 PM   #33
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I've gotten rid of mine that did it.
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Old 11-28-2022, 10:06 PM   #34
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My grandfather swore by the tie a dead chicken to the dog theory. It seemed to work on one of our dogs.
This right here.

Growing up my Doberman started killing my turkeys. He wasnít eating them, he was just catching/playing with them but killed them. I wire tied one to his collar and left it on there until it literally started rotting apart. Swear to you he never looked at one again.
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Old 11-28-2022, 10:16 PM   #35
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When I was about 16, my dad's Lab killed the neighbor's chicken while Dad was out of town. I tried the ol "beat em with the dead chicken" routine. That's the only time I've ever been really seriously dog-bit. It really hurt when they scrubbed on it at the emergency room.

What did your dad do when he got back in town?


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Old 11-28-2022, 10:17 PM   #36
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Take the dead chicken and hot shot/ cattle prod....cut a hole I'm the chicken where the prongs will stick out. Tie the dog up good and rub him with chicken...hit him with the electricity. Rinse and repeat. It broke two of our dogs from it. They would go run and get on porch if a chicken came near them.
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Old 11-28-2022, 10:29 PM   #37
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Our male German Shepherd recently started after our chickens for some reason, after a long time of him living with them. We keep them in their pen and a large run, but one will get out every now and then. I have beat the crap out of him multiple times and he continues to stalk them when we are not watching and busy around the house. I guess it's time to break out the shock collar. And for the statement that chickens are cheap, think again. A grown laying basic Rhode Island or Sex Link sells for $20 each around me. That's around $1,500.00 in birds at my house, plus high protein feed is now $14.00 a bag where we buy it. It is a lot of birds, but my wife sells the eggs as a side hustle and does pretty good at it.
Thatís where we are. Last Summer I was able to sell around 10 doz eggs a week. Feed prices keep going up. We got the Puppyís mother strictly as a livestock guardian dog. And she did a great job. Twice now, the neighbors hound dog has snuck over and bred her. Thatís why we had her spayedÖ
Our chickens are free range to somewhat offset feed costs.
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Old 11-28-2022, 11:17 PM   #38
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Chicken runs are easy and cheap. But takes time to build. You can get rid of your dog or make a chicken run. We live in city but have foxes that like to kill chickens. Had to pen them up and then let them out when we can watch them.
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Old 11-29-2022, 01:23 AM   #39
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How does one tie a dead chicken to a dog so that it cannot eat it? I guess it has to be snug?
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Old 11-29-2022, 06:19 AM   #40
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How does one tie a dead chicken to a dog so that it cannot eat it? I guess it has to be snug?

Thatís what I was wondering about too.


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Old 11-29-2022, 02:13 PM   #41
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Thatís what I was wondering about too.


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I just tied both legs to the collar with paracord.

Most of the chicken had fallen off within about 3 days but I left the legs for a week or so


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Old 11-29-2022, 02:21 PM   #42
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RIDE THE LIGHTNING!! nothing better if u know how to properly use this method. It is important to let them commit to attacking the chicken. It takes patience on your part. My son's dog thinks our chickens are 220v.

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Old 11-29-2022, 03:12 PM   #43
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My sheepdog killed a couple of chickens and I watched it on replay from the security camera. He wasn’t trying to kill or it it just playing way to rough. I used a shock collar and took the time to watch him and after 3 or 4 zaps he is perfect around them and will attack any opossum or raccoon that gets near them.
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Old 11-29-2022, 03:23 PM   #44
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Shock collar. Tie a chicken to the dog snd hit the button on high. Had a cat killing dog and after a one good session the dog thought cats were electric.
Dang good idea! Wonder if it will work on Jacks?
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Old 11-29-2022, 04:30 PM   #45
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Use the same tactics they use in "snake training"... Let the dog actually go after the chicken and hit that sucker full on with a shock collar with long probes on high... He'll turn inside out every time a chicken even comes near him. Probably won't take more than once or twice and he'll be done with chicken!


Having said that, I had a lab once that got after my neighbor's chickens.. crippled one, so I paid the neighbor for his prize chicken, but I retained possession of it. I flat wore that dog out with that chicken. Beat him severely 'bout the head and shoulders with that chicken... Never had another issue of her messing with chickens... didn't hurt her retrieving one bit... but a chicken live or dead, she wouldn't have anything to do with it!

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