I lost my 10 year old Rottie back at the end of December, and even though I've had Rotties for 15+ years and love the breed, I think I'm ready for a more portable dog. And as much as I love my 9 week old peepers, having them hop up in my lap to eat oats is just not the same as having a dog cuddle up with you. (Not to mention the fact that my dogs never pooped on me while they were in my lap!) I'm considering getting a toy poodle, but I wasn't sure how they do with chickens. My grandparents have one, and she likes to chase the chickens. But at only 5 pounds she's not very menacing to them, so they pretty well ignore her. Plus I would think any rooster worth his salt would put a little dog like that in her place if she worried the hens too much. Does anyone else on the board have poodles and chickens? What's been your experience? Thanks!