If you have a dog.....

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by harleyjo, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. harleyjo

    harleyjo Songster

    May 6, 2010
    SW Iowa
    If you have a dog, what kind is it and is it good around your chickens?
  2. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Songster

    May 3, 2008
    Two Boston Terriers and a Goldendoodle. All great around the birds.
  3. Sootsie

    Sootsie Chirping

    Sep 15, 2010
    Ive got a border collie so far hes fine with the chickens but he doesn't go in the run but other than curiosity if they making a noise he dont take any notice of them.
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Golden retriever and great dane, both trusted around my chickens unsupervised. [​IMG] (although the dane's wagging tail has certainly sent a few girls screaming a time or two...lol)
  5. zazouse

    zazouse Crowing

    Sep 7, 2009
    Southeast texas
    Here are some of mine missing in photo is a my old choclate lab, she is kinda blind but is still a varmit killing girl and great with all the animals that belong here.

    Rottie, pitty ,aussie , GP, GP & AS cross

    And this is the baby sitter
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2010
  6. Sylvialarry

    Sylvialarry In the Brooder

    Jul 21, 2010
    Northern Calif
    We have five mini dachshunds. They are all great around the girls. However one of our dachshunds is a rebel and I'm always watching to make sure she doesn't do anything wrong. One of the hens we received was attacked by a dog so she now attacks back. It was so funny to see Piper (our rebel dog) chased by Dixie our chicken. Never saw her run so fast before. But Piper still likes to follow them around the yard. I tend to keep my eye on her because of that.

    Last edited: Nov 3, 2010
  7. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    San Antonio
    I have a female mutt under a year old, and she is great with my chickens, and my kids.

    here she is with her friends. She even eats cracked corn with them lol.

  8. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Songster

    German Shepherds... raised from pups around chickens... never a problem.
  9. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Songster

    May 20, 2010
    San Diego
    Pit Bull Boxer mix, just a doll- the chickens scare him!

  10. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Crowing

    Jun 15, 2010
    Western Wisconsin
    Golden retreiver. He's great at keeping other animals out of the yard, and only occasionally runs through a group of chickens to watch them scatter. He never hurts them though.

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