ANOTHER HAWK ATTACK!!! I'm getting a dog, but is this the right breed?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by RW19290, May 1, 2009.

  1. RW19290

    RW19290 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some hawks took away about 20 of my chicks [​IMG] and I'm getting a dog. [​IMG] [​IMG] A Pembroke Welsh Corgi. So the question is this: Are they the right breed? Will they protect the chickens, or eat them? [​IMG] [​IMG]

    *EDIT*: How do I train the dogs? I'm no dog expert, you see...

    Does any one know what I can do in addition to the dogs? Do CDs work? How about fake owls?

    Besides Corgis, are there ANY small dog that can do the job? I like small dogs... [​IMG]

    Thanks; Ruby:p
     
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  2. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    Corgis are active dogs. They are also herders. The herding instinct utilizes the predatory drive. However, with some training and proper introductions to the chickens, your Corgi could work out just fine. She may try to herd the chickens though.
     
  3. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

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    I don't think the breed maters really depends on how it is trained. I would get a puppy, their easier to train. Our dog has grown up around chickens and knows they are not toys or food.
     
  4. RW19290

    RW19290 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's Great!!
     
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  5. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    unless the corgi can fly... you better off getting some guinea fowl.
     
  6. RW19290

    RW19290 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Why? What do you mean?
     
  7. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

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    Guinea fowl give off alarm calls and are very loud. If you want a breed of dog to protect your chickens I would get a Great Pyrenese (sp?) I heard they are very good protecters of flocks.
     
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    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Why? What do you mean?

    After a while, a dog will gave up chasing hawks, they know they can't catch them.
     
  9. RW19290

    RW19290 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Why? What do you mean?

    After a while, a dog will gave up chasing hawks, they know they can't catch them.

    I just want a dog that will scare away the hawks when they come. I don't care if it kills it or not.
     
  10. waibel zoo

    waibel zoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is a roster an option? THere have been many stories here of roosters protecting the girls. If you want a dog, get a pup. Then you can introduce the chickens to the young pup and instill very early they are off limits. Mix breeeds are good options too. The insticts are not so ingrained. Also what about covering your run?
     

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