Well, I've been taking the dogs out, one at a time, on their leash to get used to the chicks. ONe German Shepherd, one Black Lab. So far, so good. Actually they listened pretty good. The shepherd igored them until they were curious, then she tried to invest an attitude reserved for dogs. I corrected that immediatly, and she understood. Let the lab off her leash first, and she is nothing but curious, trying to figure out the guidelines allowing for friendship. The shepherd, well, took her off also, but I don't care for her body language yet. They need reminders that they are all part of the family, and there are clear expectations, but the shepherd needs to be reminded of alpha dog stuff. Not too worried though, she lets my grandson climb all over and chew on her coat. Think they're just trying to figure out the difference between chickens as family compaired to all the other winged critters that come in the yard.