I have 12 hens and 1 roo and we are getting a new puppy. I want to get them both used to each other, so hopefully the dog will protect them from other dogs in the neighborhood. The chickens are housed in a pen in our barn and let out to a free ranging pen in the day. I was thinking about putting a kennel in the barn for the puppy. Any problems with this, or suggestions? The puppy is a black lab. I am new to chickens, and dogs for that matter.