I'm hoping I'm posting this in the right thread, if not I apologize. We have had problems with coyotes getting our chickens since we first started raising them. We finally put an electric fence around the coop yard and that seemed to cure that problem. I go out to feed one morning and my whole flock was dead. I knew immediately that it was dogs. They had dug under the fencing. Sure enough they came back two nights later. One was in the coop again and the other was running our horses. I have been looking at getting a dog that I can raise to deter predators. I was looking at a blue heeler or an Australian shepherd and would like others thoughts on those type of dogs. The dog would not be in the pen but around it and at times in a large yard beside them. I can't get a LGD dog at this time due to the wrong type of fencing and wouldn't want it trying to guard everyone else too. I need something now though to help deter. I have a chihuahua that gives chase, but of course I will not leave her out at night. I need a bigger dog.