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Purple Power

RIP Butterball

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Butterball

Feb. 2018 to April 28, 2020

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I still don't know how she got out in the yard when Chloe was in there. We both thought we both counted 21 hens in the chicken zone before releasing the dog to the yard. Chloe is still in training and FAILED MISERABLY YESTERDAY. Yes she was severely punished and I'm debated the death penalty for her now or use shock training with her. My cameras caught the death blow and my dog happily running around with Butterball's dead body in her mouth. I wasn't home when it happened.

 

Butterball was happy hen that enjoyed her last day on Earth in the front yard eating grass, clover, and any bug, snail, slug, or worm she could find. Sour is looking for her since she has been grooming her to be a boss hen. She laid her final egg yesterday and a was great layer.

 

 

 

 


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I just bought a shock collar and it'll be here on Saturday. Normally. I wouldn't consider this type of training, but her main job will be to protect the hens, not kill them. My son has volunteered to be shocked first as we set it up.

 


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-I'm just beside myself with grief. and disbelief. I am mad and angry, but hurt and confused.  such a horrible occurrence for all of you. 

 

Won't she need to go back out alone with the hens or one hen to get the shock treatment practiced?  

 

I love Chloe, but she is worthless if she is going to be killing hens. any chance now, when she is alone with them she'll be looking for ways to get at them. I am so displeased with her, I don't want her harmed either. But I don't see her ever being able to be around them. 

 

Your boy is so good for allowing to be shocked, personally I'd go strap it to Chloe myself and shock her for a good long time for killing butterball. I think I would make that dog carry that hen around for a few days as a punishment, Strap it to her back. IDK, Im so upset with you. 

 

Shame.

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Right now the hens are very quiet and in shock.  Some refuse to leave the chicken only zone. Cookies is hiding under the coop, not talking or getting into mischief. I did find an egg under there too. Spikey was shaking when close to the gate to backyard. Sweet, Sour, and Feisty are where I found Butterball bowing their heads in silents. I think the hens affected more witnessed Butterball being murdered. I opened up the front yard to allow them to relax a little. Few hens have taken this offer and the few that did stayed close to me.  I'm going to hung up some lavender in the coop to help calm them.  This will effect their egg laying. I'm won't be surprised if most of the hens go broody.

 

As for Chloe, she knows she fucked up bad and the two alphas are pissed at her. She didn't any signs that this would of happened. She wasn't staring/stalking the hens. might sniff a little for a sec then walk off. she never charged the fence, never growled or barked at them.   She is in her crate looking guilty now.  She'll wear a muzzle when out in the back yard. Once her new collar is here, it'll be on her inside or outside.  She'll have the muzzle on and if I see her even look at my lady hens the wrong way she will be shocked asap. She will learn chickens = pain, stay away from them. When indoors, Chloe still messes with my oldest cat Nut Nibbler, so she'll be shocked too with this behavior. I think Nut Nibbler will start to mess with Chloe just to get her shocked as pay back.


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3 minutes ago, Purple Power said:

She will learn chickens = pain, stay away from them. When indoors, Chloe still messes with my oldest cat Nut Nibbler, so she'll be shocked too with this behavior. I think Nut Nibbler will start to mess with Chloe just to get her shocked as pay back.

 

Amen,

She asked for it. If I had a button here I'd shock her, just...becuase.

 

I am of the thinking this will affect egg-laying as well. she messed up everything, I am so ashamed of her. 

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I'm sorry to hear this, you love and care for those chickens so well.

Lets hope this never happens again.


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