Hello from Hutto, Texas~

Gardengypsy

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May 24, 2012
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Hi all!

Just wanted to say hello. I am VERY new and researching some options for raising chickens in my backyard. I do have dogs. I have heard so many mixed reviews about this. My dogs are very behaved, and I really believe if we introduce them as chicks, that they will be of no harm. Any thoughts, or experience from other dog owners out there?

Also, best coop options...and go....

Thanks!
 

4-H chicken mom

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Aug 3, 2007
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Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. I have Weimaraners and it is in their blood to go after birds but they were taught the words "leave it" so they no longer care about them. :thumbsup
 

anitehawk

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May 24, 2012
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Bertram Tx
Howdy neighbor! I am just down the road from you, Texas style lol. Looks like we both found this site at the same time!
 

1muttsfan

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Mar 26, 2011
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Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan


It really depends completely on the individual dog involved. Introduce your dogs to the birds separately, as when there are more than 1 dog they have a different behavior towards potential prey. And no unsupervised contact. Some dogs are very unreliable towards chicks but tolerate adult birds better.
 

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