Just wondering if there are any people out there who have trained their dogs to herd their chickens I know it sounds so stupid, but I really want to train my dog to do this. He's already learned to move slowly, and circle them ti tighten the circle. I don't need him to actually herd them, just kind of flush them out of the coop at weaning time and while I'm working in coop maintence. Every winter I have to herd my chickens into a miniture version of a ewe chute. The birds are forced into a line inside the covered chute, and when they get to me I swing the gate which either opens into the Main Coop pen, or the Weanling pen. My dog really helps with this. He isn't perfect yet, and I'm just hoping somebody has already come up with the idea and has some advice! Oh yeah and by the way my dog's a boy, he's seven, and he's a Golden Retriever.