You know, all of us has the kid still in us, at any age. I started back raising chickens last month when a buddy's daughter gave me three Cochin/Barred Rock Pullets. I hadn't fooled with chickens in over 25yrs. Anyway, since I got my chickens, I now have 21, I've wanted someway of feelin secure that they were protected durin the day & at night as my chickens come out of the coop in the mornin & go back in to roost every evenin & free range in a 1/2 acre chainlink fenced area & I have a small openin cut out in the bottom of the front wall of the coop for them to come & go. My buddy has a Red Heeler that is the smartest dog I've ever seen & protects his chickens to no end. He got her as a pup & raised her with the chickens. Well, I have always bragged on how smart she is & give her luvin every time I stop by sooooo.... I wound up with an early Christmas present!!! She's 8wks. old yesterday, AKC registered, I did that online last night so I don't have her papers back yet but I do have a copy of her parents paper's, Blue Heeler!!!!! Her name is Sugar & her registered name is "Barker's Blue Sugar". I fixed her a place in the feed room behind where my Banty's roost. Here are some pictures of her yesterday. .