Chicken Dog

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by lesliedow, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. lesliedow

    lesliedow Chillin' With My Peeps

    So, I'm a newbie chicken person but a long time dog owner. When I set up the brooder I wanted to be sure that my dog (an Australian Cattle dog mix) would see the chicks as her herd and not as prey. So I moved her bed next to the brooder and there she has been sleeping for the past 5 weeks. I guess I never imagined that she would take to the flock in this way...but....

    I'm sorry...is that a chicken on my back? 8)

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    No, really....a CHICKEN?


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    ...As the rest of the flock watches from the edges of the brooder....(AKA Rubbermaid bin)


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    Sigh...

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    I just was too amazed to see how the chickens and the cattle dog accepted each other! I can't wait to see how they get along in the yard!
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  2. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    My dog and chickens wander the yard together. The only time my dog shows any real interest in them is when they go running across the yard, then his herding instinct kicks in. But he just runs in front of them and cuts them off, then walks away. Actually funny to watch.
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    What a good dog.
     
  4. lesliedow

    lesliedow Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think I am well on the track to having a nice dog-chicken mix in my backyard, too! TurtlePowerTrav, looks like your dog is a border collie mix? I have caught Kyra nosing the chickns along when they hop out while I am changing the litter or feeding them. it's pretty funny she just bumps them in the butt and ignores then when they peck at her.

    I can't wait to get them out in the back yard!
    Leslie
     
  5. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    He is a Tri-color Working Breed Australian Shepherd. He is a little on the large end of the working breed though, weighs about 75lbs. He had papers, but got lost in one of our moves. So I couldn't tell you what breeder he came from. We got him from a couple who couldn't care for him when he was 10mo old. He is now almost 13yrs.
     
  6. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    Put this into perspective, my cockerel in the pic is 9-10lbs at 7mo. He is gonna be 12-14lbs.
     
  7. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here's what you'll be expecting in a few months...

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  8. lesliedow

    lesliedow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh! I love that! I can't wait!
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  9. lesliedow

    lesliedow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow! That is one big chicken!
     
  10. Melabella

    Melabella Overrun With Chickens

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    Looking at the chicken's foot, it looks like he is leaving a dent in a tempurpedic mattress! That bull terrier seems so soft and comfy,, what a good , tolerant dog!

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