Hello everyone.. New to BYC we have 3 red rhode island hens and one white silkie Rooster

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LilWendy, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. LilWendy

    LilWendy Hatching

    Mar 1, 2017
    Boyertown, Pa
    We are new to Backyard chickens we have three red Rhode Island chickens and we also have one white silkie rooster very loving Birds we've never had any problems with them we've had them for a year since babies and we also have a small Pomeranian female dog who has always gotten along with the chickens when they're out free-ranging but the last day they have attacked my dog 2 times and I'm not sure why my dog runs away and puts her tail down and doesn't try to fight back but they keep jumping on her back and pecking her not the rooster just the three hens is there a reason why this would happen, any helpful information would be wonderful and appreciated, we love all of our chickens and our dog so I'm not sure how to handle this.
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I'm sorry I have no idea why. But for the sake of your little Pom, I would keep them apart.
  3. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Songster

    Jul 19, 2016
    Welcome to BYC!

    x2 on what diva said.
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC. I'd say D/Diva's advice is the best that you can do.

    Best wishes
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under LilWendy [​IMG] Welcome!

    Wow, I have read countless stories of dogs attacking chickens but never the other way around .. your poor little Pom!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  6. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crowing

    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
  7. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    That is a different spin on the story we usually hear (where the dog attacks the chickens). Maybe they've decided the Pom is at the low end of their pecking order...no matter, keeping her away from the chickens would probably be best before one of the hens hurts her.
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Howdy from Kansas, LilWendy, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Looks like you've already received some great advice and ideas so I'll just say best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!!
  9. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard chickens! Glad you joined us, hope you enjoy it here as much as I have! :frow


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