Funny non chicken owner thoughts

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by annep, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. annep

    annep Songster

    Mar 4, 2011
    So, my sister, who's never even thought of owning chickens or anything else in her life, says she's going to now get some, she just bought some land and it has a perfect coop on it and along with the chickens, two dogs. A golden retriever, and a lab...Yeah...think that will go over well? I know there are dogs like these breeds that chicken owners have, and the dogs have done very well, but I'm not sure she knows the extent of the training she will have to do with these dogs...Just make me giggle a bit...
  2. Spud Chicken

    Spud Chicken Chirping

    May 26, 2011
    I hear ya should be quiet the sight. I have those two breeds and it took time and patience to get them two to leave my chickens alone.
  3. cassidy22

    cassidy22 Chirping

    Apr 20, 2011
    Front Range - Colorado
    I was that person once. Bought a farm, didn't even have a coop. 2 weeks later, mu husband bought 100 chickens!

    We had 2 German Shepherds, an Akita mix and a Beagle/Rottweiler.

    I had to let my Akita know that chickens weren't squeaky toys, after that we were good, and the other dogs never bothered the chickens...

    My friend's wolf hybrid, however... is not allowed to visit anymore. [​IMG]
  4. annep

    annep Songster

    Mar 4, 2011
    Quote:Oh, bummer! Yikes! Dont blame you there..Her boys I am sure will take good care, but I sure hope they build something enclosed...or wait till the summer to get them when the boys will be around all the time to train the dogs..
  5. AngelaB

    AngelaB Songster

    Sep 4, 2011
    I hope it all goes well for her [​IMG] My lab pays our chickens no attention. They belong there and is fine with it. Anything that comes in the yard that he knows doesn't belong, he will go after. He is so used to a rabbit and 3 cats in the house, he knows he can't go after them.
  6. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    Stonington, illinois
    Your sister might surprise you. Chickens have a way of worming themselves into our hearts where we only want the best for them. As for the dogs I have a lab that isnt allowed within 10 feet of my chickens. He has never tried to get at them but I take no chances. He is in another part of the yard with 2 fences blocking him.
  7. JanetR

    JanetR In the Brooder

    May 12, 2011
    Long Island NY
    My golden retreiver is much more interested in the chicken POOP than in the chickens. [​IMG]
  8. ninabeast

    ninabeast Songster

    Apr 10, 2011
    Upstate New York
    Quote:My Great Dane pup, too! What IS that??!! No kisses for you!
  9. I have a black lab. He thinks chicks are HIS babies and if anyone goes in to see them, he has to go supervise. He isn't bothered at all by full grown chicikens. He "helped" raise all of my chickens so he also goes into the coop and run to help with chores. He had to be told at first that he CAN NOT carry the babies or put them in his mouth but he does give them kisses before bedtime [​IMG] It's the cutest thing to watch them all together. He is so gentle with them and human babies, it would shock and amaze people. That has happened before [​IMG] I wouldn't trade him for anything.
    On the other hand, when he sees the neighbors rabbits, he has to fight the HUGE urge to chase them. Of course, he is a black lab so I expect that of him. But he has learned, don't chase them. It's NOT okay.
    Haha he also has an odd interest in the poop as well [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2011
  10. sulco

    sulco In the Brooder

    Sep 21, 2011
    Up in da UP, eh!
    Quote:My Great Dane pup, too! What IS that??!! No kisses for you!

    By blue heeler/husky pup eats it too... the unfortunate side effect is a noxious gas he deems fit to expel during any event at any location he's involved with.


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