Found this out and happy

JULIE L CORWIN

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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
 

oldhenlikesdogs

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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.
 

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.
 

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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