In your experience, do dogs help keep away predators??? I lost my very dutiful border collie back in the spring. She was my chicken shepherd. Since loosing her I have lost 5 hens and today lost my roo. I also had a dog get in my brooding box and kill 9 of 10 baby chicks. In the year and a half before I lost my dog, I only lost 2 hens to predators. Just wondering what others might think. Thanks for your reply.