Originally Posted by chicapee
We have a fence to prevent our dogs going into this section,otherwise they would chase them too. I like to keep them in one section to make it easier on me for poop patrol. They only go the other side when chickens are in their pens and when we are supervising them otherwise they would be running the neighborhood. Unlike some around here we try to be responsible dog owners. Those beagles ran into my back garden while I had the girls out. So I had my little chat with the neighbor, who was very apologetic, and said he would try and keep the beagles quiet. I pulled the heart surgery card and told him that the noise was very stressful which it is. I will give them a week to quiet the dogs down before I call the law. I have 2 german shepherds and you wouldn't know they were here unless you drive a ups truck or deliver mail. Ha.
Wow, that mean UPS guy and mail man really get around... My dogs hate them too! Lol
My dogs have a fenced area of our yard too, and electronic collars to keep them in. But the chickens actually invaded the "dogs' yard". We just moved the electronic fence around the chicken coops. But when they free -range in the yard, the dogs are there with them. One dog gets a little excited around the smaller chicks, but he has learned that they can and will fight back!
Beagles (especially someone else's) could be trouble, so I don't blame you for talking to the neighbor. My neighbor has dogs trained on quail, so we would really have a problem if they got loose.