My apologies if this is in the wrong place. I tried a search, but got so many hits on really long threads that I couldn't find any useful information. Does anyone have any suggestions for acquainting dogs (my dogs, lived here for years) with my (10 day old) chicks? My 13 year old Golden Retriever mix stands and stares into the cage I am using as a brooder. She doesn't bark at them (woofs occasionally if they flutter close, though). Her ears are at alert, but she isn't showing any hostility toward them. LIke my DH says, this could be really good or really bad depending on her thoughts (assuming she has thoughts, she isn't the brightest crayon in the box) about them. We also have an elderly shorthair pointer mix who is ignoring the whole thing, and a dachsund (this is the one I'm really concerned about). How do I convince the dogs that the chicks are part of the pack? Is there a method that might work with the doxie especially. He is a pretty good little dog, but he loves to chase things, especially balls, and I'm concerned about this tendency. He is also completely OCD. If he gets interested in something, there is no way to distract him.