This is actually such a great thread. I have 3 dogs and a cat. All indoor companions. The dogs have a fenced in back yard they pop in and out of and that is where I plan on putting the coop. (Preparing for chickens! Yay!) However, until I know that the chickens would be safe there will be a temporary divider between the coop/run area and the rest of the yard. So happy to see that they can get along! :)
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Any stray dog- especially a pitbull that even looked at my kid would have to go. I have nothing against the breed- just Bad owners!
As far as my daschund goes- I've pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I still wouldn't trust him even if I trained him for months & tied a dead chicken to his neck for a year. Daschunds are so darn stubborn and he would probably be right back after them. So is it cruel & unusual to tie him up all day or would it be better to rehome him at this point. I'm struggling for the right answer!
Thanks so much for that. My update this evening is that I am keeping my naughty dog. I had arranged this morning for him to go to another family that had a farm w no chickens where he could free range with some other dogs & cats. As the time got closer & closer to meet the guy, I started feeling more & more emotional & physically nauseous about giving up my dog. He's been with us for 12 years after all. So I texted the guy & said I just couldn't part w Kirby. He completely understood & wished us luck. We are now making plans to build him a pen & in the meantime he'll be tied up until we get some fencing in. I felt complete relief after making my decision & calling off the re-homing. Oddly enough Kirby doesn't seem to mind being tied up. My other dog comes over to keep him company & mostly he just lays around & sleeps in the sun- except when he gets the urge to chase a chicken, I guess. Hoping for the best here on the farm
Just make sure he has a nice shelter, plenty of slack to stretch his legs, and fresh water in the mean time. A comfy bed helps too. :) So glad to hear you kept him.
I would have kept the dog too :) It's just too hard to part with a family member like that. The pen is a good idea.
I hope it all goes well for you!
herding and hunting usually or terrier not always but a lot of times if u want chickens try to pick the breed wisely also depends on the hunting dogs not pointers i dont think but if they are bred to kill you can expect them to kill
bred forprey drive like a lot of working shepherds or collies or aussie shepherds yeah they will have a field day killing them
some learn no and wont while ur with them but alone most or a lot will