We recently adopted a 3 yo female lab who is now great friends with our 10 yo lab. Problem is she chases and sniffs to death (or whatever she does) the chickens. She thinks they are fabulous toys. Since its cold here in Ohio, we've tried to bring a chicken into the house for her to smell. Thought we could teach her she wasn't allowed to go near them. She gets so hyper that we can barely control her. If it wasn't so cold, I would sit outside with her on a leash until she settled down. I can imagine it would take awhile but I could read a book. I just wanted to wait until spring....but a Cooper Hawk got one of our pullets just a bit ago and as I ran out to chase it away, Bella got out and "played" with another chicken. Somehow my screaming and crying had no affect. We don't know what to do. She's been with us about 2 months with limited access to the free-ranging chickens. Bella only goes roaming early in the morning or late at night. Not much fun for any of us.