I'm new to this forum and planning to free-range a few layers and broilers this spring. My questions is this: I have two curious boxers (male & female) that have full run of my ten acres. They are not hunters and are generally protective of their space when human/animal intruders come around. They aren't hunters, and are pretty trainable so I think I can teach them to guard rather than chase the birds. Am I asking for trouble? Do all dogs naturally want to eat chicken?