We are going to be getting 4 BR chicks in the beginning of July. We have a 6 year old Standard Schnauzer Dog as well. I am wondering if I should introduce the Dog to the Chicks or not? It will be very simple for me to keep them apart but I do think the Dog would be gentle. We used to have a small yorkie as well and the Schnauzer was always very gentle. We also have 2 kids under 3yrs old whom the Dog has never shown signs of aggression with. The Dog is very laid back and I am actually more concerned about the birds pecking the Dog rather than the Dog hurting the Bird Anyone have any suggestions on how and when to introduce? Or should I just keep them apart? The preference is to have them get along so the chickens can have full access to the entire yard rather than half... but not if it would result in someone getting hurt, birds or dog.