My dog, Amelia, is about 6 years old and has only been on a farm once or twice in her life. Our neighbor has a full grown hen and she is fairly good about leaving it alone (through a fence). But she's memorized by my new babies. Eventually my chick and duck will roam the whole back yard and not just their little brooding pen. The backyard is also my dogs play and potty area. She's an indoor dog and doesn't go outside alone, but I want her to get along or at least leave the birds alone. So far I've just been making loud distracting noises when she gets too intense with the staring and I praise her when she goes about her normal business. It's only been a few days, but I'm happy to hear ideas and practices that have worked for you all.