In the absense of photos of the new chickens (waiting on camera to come back with husband) I decided to introduce the dogs since I have pictures of them. This is Logan, pure bred American bloodline German Shepherd. He's coming up on 7 months old now (and already 70 pounds!!). This picture was at 14 weeks old, he's since washed out in color, both ears fully up, and he's HUGE! Very sweet boy though. Loves to fetch, go hiking, and sleep. Never met a stranger! This is Ricca, aka Aga Vom Kleinen Holzchen from Wurzeburg, Germany. She's 3 years old, 95 pounds, spayed, Schutzhund drop-out because she's... well.. crazy. She's the guard dog, everyone is a stranger until proven otherwise, unless you're a woman with dog sense, then she's your new best friend right off the bat. All otherwise must give her a piece of cheese first. Perfect obedience, loves kittens, hates cats, dreams of one day catching a squirrel or coon. She also LOVES water, and has her own pool. They're both respecting the chicken boundry, but I don't trust them farther than the ends of their leashes. I doubt a flapping/squawking chicken could be resisted. But, they check them out through the wire door, calmly, without bark (took about 10 minutes to teach them proper procedure) and the chickens calmly sit on the other side, they even go right to the door like they want to meet the dogs. I think the dogs would charge a run fence though if the chickens were wanting to incite a riot with a bunch of cackling and wing flapping. But as it stands, I can put them out, watch from the window, and I haven't had to go out there and lay the law down since 2 days ago.