I have 3 two year old chickens (2 were killed), and we just adopted a shelter dog, part golden retriever, part something else (?). He's very sweet and is 8 years old. He has chased the chickens since we got him, and tries to get in their coop fence. We have recently put up an electric fence which seems to be working. My question is this: the chickens haven't been laying for a few months now. We have a friend who would like to have them. We have heard that if you have the dog already and get new chicks, the dog will be okay with the new ones. Does anyone have any experience with this? We'd love to get 10 babies so we can have eggs, but aren't sure what do do.