Southside family devastated after roaming dogs kill chooks
SHARON Bothams was woken by her dog barking this morning at about 1am.
She didn't find out why until about 6.30am when she went into her back yard to find two dogs had got into her chook pen and killed the family's four pet chickens.
The Johns St resident said it has been very upsetting for her eight-year-old son Lachlan, for whom the chooks were pets and playmates.
The dogs had been released from a nearby Watson Rd property when somebody opened the gate earlier that night.
The chickens' deaths have been hardest on Lachlan.
"He could fit one of them into his Tonka toy truck and take them for a drive in the back yard," his mother said this morning.
"He's heart broken.
"It shouldn't happen at Southside."