Well I'm new here and I don't see a recent post since 2014 so sheesh, hopefully I get a response! Anyway, I'm new to chicken keeping, have always hated chickens, until now. LOL. I never realized the variety of eggs and chickens! Minneapolis now allows city residents to own 6 hens per household, no roosters, so that sort of sparked my interest. But really the coops did. So I've moved to the country, suburban country at least and own only 1.5 measly acres. I have some easter eggers, speckleds, and red sex links. But, the sex links are 5weeks old, fully feathered and are adorable. They love me and come to me when they see me. The other girls just walk away, but the speckles do come over to say hi if they think I have food. BUT, my question is, my puppy! He's a border collie x australian sheperd. He's amazing. He herds, I want him to, because it is so much easier to get the hens into the coop, especially since we axed the rooster. The hens are so lost without him. So, I realize that this is his natural instinct to do so he just does it, no training. But, he constantly wants to chase the chicks and catch them. He will leave the big girls alone if they are free ranging until I get him to help herd them back when it's time to go to bed. So, how can I break him from chasing chicks? Right now, the chicks don't free range. I keep them in his puppy playpen until they can, but he still goes crazy over them while they are in there. So they are in the pen inside the chicken run. Boring life, but when they are older, I'd love for them to free range too. He is currently 12 weeks old. So I know I have to break him from this soon. How do I do this???