In the Brooder
- Mar 27, 2011
I have 11 one month old chicks and also 2 German Shorthaired Pointer BIRD dogs (Currently trained on Partridge and Pheasant here in Maine). I was wondering if anyone had experience with mixing these two... I have been holding the chicks around the dogs and letting them sniff the brooder box but they are SUPER excited about the chicks and point at them all the time. I know if I let one run around them they would probably pounce on it an kill it. I tell them NO and LEAVE IT, and I think they understand that they are not supposed to, but it is in their DNA to be obsessed with birds. I was hoping to free range the chickens when they are grown up, but am thinking that may be a bad idea. Has anyone had any experience with this?