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

  1. JULIE L CORWIN

    JULIE L CORWIN In the Brooder

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    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 Chicken tender Premium Member

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    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

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    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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    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

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

    The Golden Egg5 Chicken OBSESSED Premium Member

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    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

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    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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