My husband has a bassette hound/ bull terrier that just had puppies. She is a sweet dog but she is at MY END POINT! She has just killed 7 of my 8 chicks last week. I have locked her up in the diningroom with her puppies, letting her out (OUTSIDE) for a few hours during the day then lock her up again. Well, last night she figured out how to get out of the diningroom. She has knocked over my trash can, made a HUGE mess in my JUST CLEANED UP Kitchen. She also tried to attack my only surviving chick. I don't like to be mean to dogs or any type of animals but this time I couldn't help it. I threw her across the hallway when she attacked Survy. She wouldn't stop there, she kept at it again, then again I have given her a good beating with the broom but that didn't stop her. I can't keep this up! I was up all night making sure she doesn't get my chick! I already told hubby that she HAS TO GO once the pups are mature enough which is SEVERAL WEEKS AWAY! What can I do?