I have 18, month old chicks, our Ausie shepard mix has been interested and sweet (nuzzling and licking with supervision) a few days ago, one of the babies flew over and I discovered Azul the dog had her in his mouth. The chick was screaming and dog was wagging happily. Only a little bruise on the chick and a bruise on the dog's ego as I kicked his butt out of the coop. We have since built the outer part of the fenced yard and Azul is so interested, I would love to have him co-mingle, can I safely have them together? I do intend to let the girls out in the yard eventually. Got any tips to help? The dog is gentle and sweet and is horrified when he has done wrong. Thanks!