Found this out and happy

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JULIE L CORWIN, Jun 11, 2017.


    JULIE L CORWIN Out Of The Brooder

    May 17, 2017
    I have 4 year old chickens. Basically kept them in the coop with the run. Wanted to see how they would do if I left the run door open. So they could get outside. They basically stayed in the run. Did go outside but kept close to the run for a short time. I have a bassett hound that is 6 years old. What made me very happy was he just ignored them. That made me estatic. I plan on getting new chickens. So I know if I get new chickens how he will react towards them. I was worried that he being a hound dog. He would chase them. He only chases rabbits. I live on a small hobby farm in Ohio.. The chickens as I type this are outside the run in the shade. It's very warm outside. So sucess! I love backyard chickens the site and book magazine. Can't wait for my next issue
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Shazam Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    I love Basset hounds, they are mostly harmless, even to the rabbit if they were to catch up to it. Chickens will take a while to venture further from the coop, and many often don't go far, especially if they didn't grow up doing it.
  3. Dmontgomery

    Dmontgomery Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    Apr 1, 2014
    Longville, La
    Here is a picture of one of my 3 basset hounds. Just as dangerous as she could possibly be, dirtbathing with the chickens.
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  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Shazam Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Stop, you are making me want another stinky clown, aka, Basset hound. So cute, and hilarious.
  5. The Golden Egg5

    The Golden Egg5 Overrun With Chickens

    Nov 5, 2016
    Boone, North Carolina
    Haha so cute! I wish my dog was like that. He loves to chase, and my chickens love to free range. So the dog stays inside most of the time :bun
  6. jeria

    jeria Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2017
    Independence MO
    Bassets are so cute and sweet dogs. Will be interesting to see how my pups and the chickens get along. They have not met yet and won't until they are a bit bigger. My pups won't mess with my 7oz parrot and ignore the birds that land in the yard so hoping same with the chicks.

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