Hi all I have 4 Gingernut Ranger Hens. They will be a year old in a couple of weeks. I have had them since they were about 18 weeks old. I have two 3 yr old Beagle dogs and 3 cats. All had been well with all the animals living in harmony and getting on nicely, until recently. I dont know why, but now my Hens have started attacking the dogs!! The dogs don't seem to be doing anything to cause this, they are just walking past or sniffing around. Lucking the dogs haven't really retaliated when attacked, they will growl and bark at the Hen (the hens do not back down!!) but that's about it i usually have to go and rescue the dog! I'm worried that one day they get fed up of it and will just attack back. They use to get on so well....The only thing that has change in the garden is that I now feed the wild birds so we now get a lot of bird in our garden and there is bird feed down on the ground. could this be causing the Hens to be possessive over the garden?? Any suggestion on how i can get the Hens to love the dogs again??