I'm sorry if someone has already posted the same problem, but I've looked and couldn't find an answer to my specific question. Okay, so I have two 3 yr. old labs and both have a huge prey drive, which of course is a problem. They keep other chicken predators from coming near our chickens, but if they were to come in contact with one of our chickens, they would rip it apart. They have both killed a chicken before, and I think my only option would be that if they were to kill again I would get the bird and tie it to their necks and separate them from one another for a week or two. Is this method effective? Also, after researching on this topic I found a video where a woman did this and was charged for animal cruelty. Is it cruel to do this? I would think it would just teach them to dislike the idea of attacking a chicken. I really love my dogs and would not want to treat them cruelly, but they have both have killed and this seems to be an effective method for that. Even though they don't realize it, they keep away other predators, but they sometimes become predators themselves. Please know that I don't mean any harm to my dogs or chickens and would just like some advice. Any answers are appreciated.