ACK my dogs really really want to eat the chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by neVar, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. neVar

    neVar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK i ws understanding with the 2 week old slkies- they peep and look like squeeky toys. but today brought home bg polish guys- and you'd thnk i had some steak sitting n the kennel.

    *Sigh* i was not really thinking they'd be this into them considerng I have parrots and they just ignore them.

    they hve settled down bout the lil chcks (who re sleeping t night n my closet. but boy are they sure excited over the new guys


    I need my coop done. 'm not worried about predtors now but bout my own dogs (who re never outside unless we're home. They are all show/performance dogs
     
  2. Animalian

    Animalian Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2011
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    My dog only cares about my chickens when they do their crazy flap dance when I first let them out in the morning.

    He ALWAYS wants to get new birds until they've stop peeping. I think he thinks they are squeaky toys until they stop!!
     
  3. ChickenCrazy4ever

    ChickenCrazy4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So its not just my chickens that do that dance?

    Maybe you could build a dog proof run for your chickens?
     
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Peeping, cheeping, flighty, spastic chicks are perfectly understandable as being droolicious - they DO resemble squeeky toys. As for the polish - hopefully that's just because its new. It takes a while, exposure and teaching - to let the dogs know that they're YOURS and part of your pack. I didn't trust my dane around my chicks AT ALL - he would literally stand there and quiver/drool while watching them. But now that they're a few months old (not cheeping and spastic anymore), I trust him (unsupervised) with all the chickens, big and little.
     
  5. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thought I was going to have trouble with my Golden,for 12 years he was requested to retreive waterfowl. How can I explain to him these are not what you were asked to do for all these years. I had a couple of times where he tried to grab them but now they walk right by him within 6" and he could care less.
     
  6. ALRwild

    ALRwild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got the same problem with my Parsons Russell Terrorist.... *sigh* Two days ago he tried to bite my Black Copper Maran's head off...
     
  7. leight54

    leight54 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a Cocker Spaniel mix. As in woodcock. My 2 brown hens look deliciously like woodcocks, I'm sure. The first time she saw them, she lay down and trembled, staring at them. She's getting better about them, but I don't know if I could ever trust her with them. [​IMG]
     
  8. neVar

    neVar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well they were a bit better. I have an aussie (lots of prey drive aussies are great gopher hunters) and a Danish Farm dog (Bred for rodent control and a bit of herding/farm work). This morning they were much better- right now the Polish are in a large dog kennel up in the coop (which isn't finished- but hopefully will be constructed enough for this weekend for these guys to move in

    Eventually i'm going to have the side yard fenced off from the back yard- to keep the dogs out of the area completely (as in later this summer). but boy i sure didn't expect this reaction from em! The aussie has done herding on ducks- NO Issues!
     

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