Hi! We have four 3-week old chicks, 2 Welsumers and 2 EE. For the first three weeks, my dog, who has been with us for 11 years, completely ignored them. He came up once to smell the bedding, food etc. and then walked away and rarely came back. Today when the chicks were out walking around and cuddling with us, our dog got very interested in them. To the point where he lunged at one and I had to cover it with my hand and quickly put it away. He came back later in the day and started crying when the chicks were locked up, digging on our carpet trying to get in and sticking his nose (to the best of his ability) in the brooder. My dog is not a hunter by any means. Occasionally he will hunt a lizard, but he has yet to catch any in 11 years. I'm not worried about him wanting to eat the chicks, but I am worried that he wants to play with them by batting them around. Our hope was to give the chicks free range of our yard. I don't want either of them to get stressed out or have to cordon off their own separate areas. Any ideas on how to introduce my dog to the chickens so they can get along? Thanks!