and not a feather on any bird was harmed! The dog is a blue heeler that has killed chickens before. The other day my husband told me he forgot to put the chickens up while he ran to the store and he put the dogs in the yard so they were alone together in a acre sized backyard for over an hour. Everyone survived........still am I wrong to think I should still be cautious. Hubs thinks I am overly paranoid and that the dog is clearly fine with the birds but I don't know. Today one flew over his head and he followed her with his nose but otherwise no reaction. No aggression or anything but he did snap at a bird once when they were younger. What do you all think? And no, he did not break into the coop, once again hubs left them all out together and it started to rain so the dog and the chickens fled to the coop together.