Andi, our dog spends her day either trying to herd or play with our 4 chickens. Up until this point they have completely ignored her other than giving her an occasional peck on the nose. Finally, our black sex link is paying her some attention. I uploaded a video of them together on Youtube at http://www.youtube.com/embed/aHpZ-fTiXu4?rel=0. What do you think? Is the chicken playing or just getting annoyed? I don't know if I should continue to allow this behavior from our dog. But, it is funny to watch! Let me clarify. When we let our dog out of the house in the back yard she will do this. The majority of the time she is in the house while the chickens are either scratching in the yard or they are in their run where our dog cannot bother them.