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BR chick put the "Min" back into Min-Pin

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Tomhusker, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. Tomhusker

    Tomhusker Songster

    May 28, 2010
    Hamburg, Iowa
    My 11 week old BR chicks have been free ranging for a bit more than a week now and have found their way into the front yard and under a small, bushy tree. Today I had let the wife's 4 year old Miniature Pinscher out for his mid morning wanderings, not worrying much since he has pretty much been ignoring the chooks after the first couple of days.
    I was sitting here at the computer looking out the window watching my BR's lounge around the tree. The Min-Pin, after being out for an hour or so, was working his way back to the house and spotted the there. He slowly walked up to the low hanging branches and spotted one of the pullets scratching around. His stubby tail wagged and in he went after it.
    In a flash there was an explosion of leaves, branches, grass and puppy feet as the little guy came flying out of there full bore with my BR baby ROO in hot pursuit! Across the yard they ran, with neither slowing down. I wish I was outside so I could hear what was being said! And of course. no camera handy.
    The Min-Pin headed for the German Shepherd lounging against the fence on the other end of the yard, hiding under his chin for protection. Good old Dave (My cockerel) stopped, flapped wings a couple of times and turned around to head back to the girls.
    Me? I was cryin' from laughing so hard.

    I have been telling that dog he was messing with the wrong flock every day when he was barking at them as they were growing up. He was always acting like the tough guy while they were penned up.

    Turns out he was all hat and no cattle.
  2. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Songster

    May 9, 2010
    Cabot, AR
    That is too funny! My Chesapeake Bay Retriever had a run-in with a doe once in our yard. We were outside when she noticed a doe with her fawn about 25 yards away from the house and took off across the yard! I yelled at her "You'll be sorry!" That doe met her head on and whupped the 'you know what' out of her! Delta was hollering and rolling around trying to get away! I just had to laugh! She came running back to me looking thoroughly humiliated! She sure leaves the deer alone now.
  3. kla37

    kla37 Songster

    Apr 18, 2010
    Hillsborough, NC USA
    THAT is funny! [​IMG]

    My Irish Wheaten Terrier was very brave looking into the chicken pen, until one got out. She chased it across the fenced in backyard, until the chick turned on her and ran AT her flapping her wings, and my dog took off! She's also had a few bloody pecks on the nose from other chickens at a friend of mine's, so she watches them, but doesn't get too close anymore!
  4. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Free Ranging Premium Member 8 Years

    Mar 15, 2010
    On the MN prairie.
    Good for the roo! Hopefully he cured the pup from ever wanting to play with the chickens again! My DS and DDIL are visiting with their golden retreiver. He found the chickens, and started to chase. I was really hoping my feisty banty rooster would give the pup what-for, but he didn't. So, the pup isn't allowed to be loose and unsupervised anymore.
  5. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Songster

    May 2, 2009
    Maine, USA
    Lol!! [​IMG] Thank you for sharing!! You helped brighten my day!! [​IMG]
  6. pharmchickrnmom

    pharmchickrnmom Songster

    Apr 13, 2010
    [​IMG] [​IMG] That was too funny!!!! Way to go Dave! hahahahaha [​IMG]
  7. Bridget399

    Bridget399 Songster

    Apr 8, 2009
    South Western PA
    [​IMG] Do you think he learned?!
  8. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

    Mar 22, 2010
    Sacramento CA
    I absolutely LOVE Barred Rocks for THIS reason! I have a 15 week old BR pullet who has had my 60 lb pit bull terrier in check since she was 10 weeks old!! She will chase my poor dog off his fluffy chair, and if I am giving him treats, my BR will come over and peck his poor nipples! He usually ends up moving away, but sometimes he let's her peck him and just stands there like he doesn't feel it. LOL
  9. Our 13 yr old Toy Fox Terrier came to the chicken run with DH the other morning. She wanted to come inside so I let her in. She loved the baby chicks but has not paid much attention to the chickens once they started growing. She never has been one to chase anything other than the feral cats that come into our yard and tree lizards.

    She was standing by me when the chickens began to close in on us and one bold BR pecked her stubby tail. She was ready to go back to the house and no longer 'wants' to join us in the run. [​IMG]

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