Saw an earlier forum that recommended doxies for chickens. My 12 year old Doxie never bothered my chickens or ducks for the first several months we had them last summer. Then suddenly he started picking them off occasionally. It took several losses before I figured out it was him. We had a couple cats we rehomed thinking it was them killing. After our Doxie attacked our new rooster we decided that when the chickens are out, the dog is tied up- no matter if we're home or not. He just can't seem to help himself. I feel at 12 years old our Doxie deserves to stay at our house until he dies. Seem it would be pretty stressful to rehome him at this stage of the game. Not saying all doxies would attack birds but sure can't trust ours!