I told ya'll several days ago about my dog killing a hen. It was the first time my dog had been around chickens. I immediately took the dead hen from him, put her in a garbage bag, scolded him, and whopped him over the head with the hen, hard. (meanie, I know) Since then, if the chickens are out, I've made sure he's right by my side. He is showing no interest in the chickens. Now, I'm wondering if I can trust him, or will his instinct kick in if I'm not around? I sure would like for them to co-exist in harmony, and for him to be protective of them as he is with cattle.