Hi! We currently have a 3 year old Chocolate Lab who was born on a chicken farm and raised with chickens at our home since she was a puppy. She loved to chase them when she was really young, but we've gotten past that and now they all peacefully co-exist. Truth be told, I've seen the chickens charge her a couple of times when she was being particularly annoying and she's run away. We're thinking of getting a puppy for our dog, but I can't bear the thought of another large dog. She is a big handful at 80+lbs. I was thinking of a small to medium dog, but wondered what type of dog would be safe around the birds and young children. I was thinking that you all might be a good resource for that info. Any suggestions?