chihuahua's and chickens

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by crystal94040, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. crystal94040

    crystal94040 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can chihuahua's and chickens ever get along?
    I'm getting my first batch of chickens mid september and I have 3 chihuahua's...The best spot to build the hen house is near the dog run...do you think they will eventually learn to live with eachother?
    My friend has a small farm and her dogs don't bother the chickens but they have been around the chickens since the dogs were born....my dogs are 1, 9months, and 2
     
  2. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2007
    Massachusetts
    I have a Chihuahua and she loves the chickens. When she is in the middle of them I can't tell them apart as she is the same size....lol
     
  3. newchickowner

    newchickowner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mom has a 12 yr old, 5 pound Chi and the chickens were 5 times his size, he didn't care about them but they were very interested in him. He would go sniffing around the yard and they were following him at what they thought was a safe distance and he would turn in their direction they'd run off a distance. This went on for a while until they believe the Chihuahua wouldn't hurt them and they ignored him after that. It was fun to watch!
     
  4. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2007
    Quote:LOL! my chickens STALK my boston terrier. he will sniff around eatin chicken poo/feed and they will follow him. he will turn around with a guilty look and they will pretend to peck around. he turns around, goes back to sniffing, and they will run up to him! they play with him, but when he plays with them (they chase each other) i always yell at him because i'm afraid it could get serious. my baby chick lenore who is 4 weeks today, is in LOVE with him. when im done eating outside, i set the plate down, and they share. spike doesnt like her so much now that she pecked at his no no place. she still likes him though [​IMG]
     
  5. newchickowner

    newchickowner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that's hilarious!!!

    I also didn't let the chasing go back and forth too much, not for fear of the dog hurting the chickens but I didn't want the chickens hurting the dog!!! He's so small and he wouldn't hurt a fly. He'd be no match for my hens!!!
     
  6. Judymae

    Judymae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two chis and they will not go into the run. They absolutely refuse to go in. I've tried because they were good with the chickies when they were babies. Both of the chihuahuas will follow me around from around the outside of the run!
     
  7. Wooden_Pony

    Wooden_Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Our Chi. LOVES the chicks!! She even growls at our Aussie/Border pup if she comes up to the chicks to fast.

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  8. drafthorse39

    drafthorse39 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    on wooden_pony your dog is so very' adorable![​IMG] My chihuahua (my avatar) is very good with my chickens, it's them i have to worry about hurting her lol same goes for the ducks! [​IMG]
     
  9. Wooden_Pony

    Wooden_Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks drafthorse39, I saw your avitar just a little bit ago. LOVE those ears on yours!! LOL

    My Husband wanted a lap dog so I brought her home to him. I was worried about having a Chihuahua. But, man she is a GREAT pup!!!

    No "Chihuahua Issues" what so ever!
     
  10. crystal94040

    crystal94040 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow it seems like chi's seem to be the dog of choice for chickens! Good to know [​IMG]
     

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