The answer to my question might be as simple as, "no, your dogs do not associate love chickens with the raw chicken they consume." However, I would rather be safe than sorry. My two dogs are on a raw diet (BARF), where chicken backs are a staple food. Neither dog is a birder; one is a 22-lb. yorkie (yes, he's a monster; not fat, just a close strain to the original breed size) and an 8-lb. chihuahua. They do chase squirrels (with never coming anywhere close to catching them) but they cohabited with our old pet Peking duck just fine, she had access to the house and would regularly sit on the couch with me before bedtime. (Man, I miss Apple! Ducks are so amazing.) So although my dogs didn't seem to see our duck as a food item, they were still eating dry dog food at the time. Now that they eat raw meat and poultry, my concern is more instinctual elements might develop in relation to our future chickens. Mind you, my dogs will never have unattended access to the birds and the chicks will be raised indoors, and socialized with both dogs. I just wondered if anyone else feeding their dogs raw saw behavioral changes in regards to live chickens. Or am I just being overly cautious with these concerns? Thanks for humoring my paranoia.