I'm so proud of my dog. The other day I was putting a pan out so that Blackie my dog could lick it out for me. Then I heard one of my roosters crow. It was pitch black out. So I knew that something was trying to get to my chickens. She suddenly started growling and ran out to my coop. I yelled encouragement to her, "Sic it girl"!!! I heard her barking and getting fainter at every second. I praised her the next morning about what a good dog she was. I'm going to put fencing up where the animal was trying to get in. It might've been a coon or a possum. Blackie is a Redbone, Blue heeler and beagle mix. She is 11 years old.