chickens and dogs

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by turnleftdad, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. turnleftdad

    turnleftdad Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 3, 2010
    hello all. kinda new to chickens have 2 ri reds 12 weeks 2ri reds 20 weeks they get along great. just got 2 buff orps i cant put them in the pen with the big ones because they hurt them so built them thier own coop with a cage that goes inside the big pen. so that they are not stuck in the little cage all the time i let them out in the back yard. i worried about the dogs nina a 120#german shepard and grace a goofy looking mut because they tried to bite the ri reds and the ri reds squawk and make noise when the dogs are around. the buffs seem to have no problems with the dogs and the dogs seem to like the buffs. they even share the chicken food i throw down. will my ri reds ever get used to the dogs so i can let them out too. they have a 30" by 5" run so its not like they dont have room to rome
  2. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    Welcome Tldad from Eastern Wa. If you let them out make sure you are there to supervise. Try posting under managing your flock and you will get plenty of tips. [​IMG]
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Welcome from an imp in Washington

    Good luck with your dogs. Good of you to be concerned. Dogs can be a serious threat to chickens

  5. cambriagardener

    cambriagardener Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG]. I found it interesting that your dogs like the Buff Orpingtons but other chickens were picking on them. Buff Orpintons always seem to be at the bottom of the pecking order in any flock. They are such sweet, calm birds. My favorites! Best of luck with your flock. [​IMG]

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