Okay so I have a doberman and was warned right from the beginning that dogs and chickens often don't mix. I have tried to make sure he sees the chickens so that he will be used to them and not bark his fool head off every time they are playing outside and so far that has worked well. I got home one day from picking my son up at school and he let our dog out as is our ritual every day, but Ozzie's behavior wasn't normal. He kept running in and out and trying to get me to see something. I went outside and he preceded to show me that one of the girls had flown the coop literally. She was outside her pen and in his outdoor run. The craziest thing is he never once barked and he didn't try to pick her up or anything he just nuzzled her with his nose and then came back to me with the look that said, "Mom would you put her back already this is my space." I am totally amazed! What a good dog.