Sad story about chickens

My sister has brought up and cherished several chickens – last week she had just 2 left which were hatched out in or maybe on her AGA some years ago. Last week, someone who was visiting came with a dog, not on a lead, which jumped out of the car and made off to where the chickens were, grabbed one of them and it was nearly the end – however with a lot of care and time and effort on her part, involving special baths (for the chicken) medication etc, not an easy task with a chicken, Lucky was restored to health and had only just got back in the Ark with her sister when – today – the same person showed up again, with the dog, still not on a lead and anyway he had PROMISED not to bring the dog again EVER –  it was Lucky’s sister who was attacked and this time there was no chance of recovery. So Lucky is now the lone survivor. How sad is that. Very, very upsetting.


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3 Responses to Sad story about chickens

  1. barleybooks says:

    Inexcusable behaviour. I feel so sad for your poor sister and poor Lucky. Lucky needs company – ideally not another chicken. When I was a child, our gander befriended the neighbour’s last remaining chicken, Henrietta. They had a few happy months together until Christmas, when the goose was cooked … poor Henrietta died before the New Year and I have been vegetarian ever since (about 60 years!)

  2. Elaine Partington says:

    I an assuming the dog owner was not a friend Jill,can ths kind of irresponsibilty be reported to the police to protect livestock? Too late for Henrietta’s fowl but if she wnats to home rescue hens? x

  3. lea goldberg says:

    dam dogs.
    this is one of the many reasons I prefer cats.
    not because I don’t like dogs-its the control freaks who want to ‘own’ a dog.
    it makes me so mad.
    I had the same thing happen to my shop cat,betty,i had the shop for 18 years and betty walked in one day and lived there for 17 happy years until a man with a greyhound allowed his dog to chase and maul her -she spent the last week at home with me but her quality of life was such I had to make That Decision….so I know exactly how you feel.
    I hope the man visiting your sister feels mortified.

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