Thank you all, you have all been so helpful!!!
She is a very well behaved dog and I do believe I am pack leader. She is perfect in the house and for the most part outside but she does bark at rabbits, the chickens, the kids across the street when they are playing outside, etc. She does not bark all day thankfully, I am just worried that she might start now that I am seeing how bad she still is with chickens around. I didn't want to get a bark collar, as other people said, for a few different reasons but I had heard that the collar with a remote could be beneficial. I was only worried about it being confusing and making her skittish because she does have a bit of a quirky personality.
Thank you so much for the great response muttsfan!
Birdydeb I would love to hear your friend's response, thank you so much for offering to talk to her.
ES4me - I had no idea a standard poodle would have such a high prey drive! I had an Aussie growing up so I figured I was pretty good with intelligent dogs and would do okay....Dory the poodle is definitely an entirely different challenge! ;) She is definitely not allowed out when they are free-ranging...I don't think I would ever trust her. She catches and eats song-birds and she has caught one of my previous chickens once (she got out on accident, I caught her right away and they chicken was fine). She is SUPER fast and I really think if I hadn't pulled her off within a second she would have killed that bird.
Folly's Place - I totally agree that having her on a leash would be the best thing, and I know some people may think I shouldn't have a dog if I don't have time time to dedicate to that type of training. However, I really do not right now so I am hoping to find something else that will work. With the warmer weather we should be outside almost every day anyway so I am hoping that the increased time re-directing, playing ball, etc will help. I will try to do some leash work as well.
chickegeorgeto - I wish I could say with confidence that I am smarter than this dog! HAH! Some days I think she doesn't have a brain in her head and other days I think she is secretly plotting to rule the earth. I think she is way more clever than I give her credit for.
Thank you again for all of your thoughtful, kind responses! Sad to know my SS may have died of fright but hopefully I can prevent it from happening in the future. My Barred Rock has a bloody beak this morning as well though so I am wondering if the Buff Orpington is pecking and maybe I just haven't seen in happening.