Hi, first time 'parent' of chicks. I got my chicks from the co-op last Wednesday. I put them in a deep storage bin with their bedding, feed and water. Our Saint Bernard dogs were able to stick their head in the bin to sniff the chicks up close and personal. (We have two saints, brother and sister, a little over two years old.) I thought that all would be well and was out of the room for maybe half an hour. When I looked in, there were blood drops in the bedding, some blood streaks on the watering jar, and a few drops on the floor!! I quickly counted the chicks, and they were all there looking unharmed and well. I asked the dogs what happened, but they would not tell. I have since put the bin on a box high enough that the dogs can peer over to look in, but not stick their heads in. My guess is that the female was sniffing, and trying to lick the chicks, and she got her tongue pecked. She still tries to lick them when I pick them up. She must have gotten nicked hard for all the drops of bloody slobber that were evident, but she won't tell. Any ideas on what might have happened? How do I introduce the chicks to the dogs so as to be able to interact when I give the chicks some outdoor time as they grow? The dogs sure are curious and their size is overpowering.