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Wed Jul 10, 2019, 11:32 PM

10. My LGDs eat dead livestock instinctively

It may or may not be related but I have a small pack (5) of livestock guard dogs. They are Anatolian Shepherd x Pyrenees. They are nocturnal and watch over the dairy goats primarily but also chickens and calves. They deter and sometimes kill raccoons and primarily coyotes.

If an animal dies... even something as big as a 1400 lb cow. I used to bury it and they would always dig it up and consume it completely. Now I just let them dispose of it. It sounds crazy and the first time I saw them dig up a dead goat and eat it I was mortified thinking they don't need to get a taste for goat meat! But after reading up, this is their instinctual response to keep predators away. They do not leave dead animals to draw them. They consume them. And they are very good at their jobs.

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