H, iI hope someone here has had experience and is able to help me.
Bought home a new flock yesterday of 6 pullets, after nearly 2 years of not keeping chickens.
Our new 10 month old puppy was bought out on a lead to meet the girls, he was super excited, was trying to run to them and barking like mad.
The girls went mad, flying all round the garden, running and hiding wherever they could. One hid under a big pile of wood, and it took us a few hours to locate her as she made no attempt to come back out.
I do not want to traumatise the chicken, nor do I want to have to keep the dog away from the garden as he is used to roaming free.
This morning, the 6 pullets are in the hen house, and none of them are even attempting to come out although the dog is inside.
How can I resolve this situation? Need to do something asap as I have a heavy schedule for the next 12 weeks and won't be around much to be constantly supervising.
Edited by marlene - 5/15/16 at 12:26am