Thursday, April 14, 2011
Some of you may remember my son's dog Little Ann. She is a sweet little dog. She lives outside and has co-existed happily with our chickens for 3 years. Well, she did live happily with them. A couple weeks ago we found one of our Brahma hens hurt. At first we thought a hawk might have tried to grab it, so we looked around for feathers to try and see where it happened.
We found a pile of feathers beside Little Ann. I thought maybe it was just a fluke, she'd never harmed any chickens before, so we put the hurt hen in isolation and gave Little Ann a second chance. A few days later we found another hen dead. Strangely enough it was the other Brahma hen we had. Apparently Little Ann didn't like Brahmas. You know what they say about dogs getting a taste for blood and wanting more. I guess it's true.
We knew what we had to do, but it hurt all of us to let Little Ann go. But, even my son knew it was for the best. We still have one outside dog that is Little Ann's son, but he's in a kennel type thing. We would have put Little Ann in there, but she can climb any fence, so it wouldn't have helped. I just don't understand why she flipped on us?
I hope she has a good life at her new place!