My chickens are chasing my dog

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Lvlylrn, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. Lvlylrn

    Lvlylrn In the Brooder

    May 17, 2018
    I hope this is the correct forum for this question...

    I know this is completely opposite of most people’s problems, but my chickens are attacking my dog. She is a 12 year old black lab mix. How do I get them to stop?

    One has also been pecking at me. They are 4-1/2 months and one just started laying eggs. She isn’t the one pecking me though.
  2. 112Days

    112Days Chirping

    Sep 6, 2016
    SW Washington [State]
    Just like training your dog, it takes patience. Redirect them and let them know you're displeased with them.

    Unfortunately, it's a bit harder with older chickens to teach them who's boss. You don't have to be mean, just firm. Keep in mind that it will almost definitely take more patience than training a dog, though.
  3. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

    Mar 21, 2016
    Maricopa, AZ. (near Phoenix)
    You said that they are 4 1/2 months old. Could the one that is pecking you possibly be a cockerel? What breed are they?
    aart likes this.

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