Chickens attacking dog

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by badmouse, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. badmouse

    badmouse New Egg

    Aug 31, 2016
    Hello, I know it's normally the other way round but my chickens keep attacking my dog and she is too scared to go outside. I got them a few weeks ago (ex-battery rescues) and they are lovely. Apart from the dog attacking! They fluff themselves up and peck her. She's a small dog and leaves them alone apart from the odd sniff. The sniff seems to be the trigger for their attacking. Please help :-(
  2. tmarsh83

    tmarsh83 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 16, 2015
    Easier to train a dog to keep its distance than to train a chicken to ignore its instinct to not get eaten.
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    It may take more time for the birds to learn the dog won't hurt them.
    Are the birds free range?
    Maybe they should be confined for a time, they may have to alternate ranging times with the dog.
  4. FlyWheel

    FlyWheel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Build a chicken-proof pen for your dog? [​IMG][​IMG]
  5. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Your chickens are not used to the dog...It will take time...

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