Chickens attacking dog

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

  1. badmouse

    badmouse New Egg

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Build a chicken-proof pen for your dog? [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. Your chickens are not used to the dog...It will take time...
     

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