A good dog is a great protector of the flock

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by fadelaz, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. fadelaz

    fadelaz Out Of The Brooder

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    With our big boxer, we've never had a raccoon attack. Never had a hawk attack. no skunks, opposums, etc. And our cat is a great deterre to rats and mice
     
  2. ChristopherMic

    ChristopherMic The Poultry Guy

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    Thats Good!
     
  3. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sure is, a good pack is even better.
     
  4. LilJoe

    LilJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is your dog trained for it?
     
  5. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they are.
     
  6. LilJoe

    LilJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To get them trained does a dog trainer have to come? Cause I've gotta 9 yr old golden retriever that I kinda want to protect the flock (maybe)
     
  7. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, but you need to be 100% confidence that your dog is totally chicken proof as it involves raising their excitement level.
     
  8. LilJoe

    LilJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well....if you raise my dog excitement level around the chickens she will go to them not meaning to scare them but she does and sniffs around where they were my guess....looking for poo.
     
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  9. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your dog hunt for anything at all?
     
  10. LilJoe

    LilJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No she doesn't hunt if you mean like hunt with so someone, if you mean by herself yes
     

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