This may sound crazy but here goes; I have the chance to rescue a blind Anatolian Shepherd mix. She came from a farm in KY but was dumped at a shelter when she went totally blind. (Probably caused by eating horse poop with wormer Ivermectin in it). So my thought is that she live in the cottage where the chickens live. She would not have direct access to them at night or when they are in their run, but if I feel she is trained well enough, I will let her guard them while they free range inside a large fenced area under a tree. I'm looking for advice and information on training the dog to know her job is to guard chickens from hawks, coyote, fox and raccoons. I'm thinking that she is recently blind because she doesnt depend on sound and smell as much as I think she could so I want to teach her the sounds to listen for and where the fence is and to bark at intruders. Do you have any ideas?