My herd dog (mut) is very funny, loyal, young and playful. He never even knew there where chickens around until I put them outside in the open air coop. He then became the chicken patrol dog. ha ha I had just finished putting up the new chicken wire for the run and hadden't finished it yet when I started to walk inside for a break. The weather got real windy and the temp dropped and must have gotten my dog in one heck of a running mood. He ran and stooped and run around me like crazy and saw that I wasn't paying attention to him so he ran full speed toward the back of the coop and BAM !!! He slamed into the new checken wire I just put up and all I heard was that real funny (oh crap) bark ! Ha Ha And the best part is ... instead of running away all the chickens came to the scene and just stared at the dog. I know they were thinking ... hey dumb dog...theres a fence there ! or maybe ... thats the reason we are still in here ! Well it was funny to me so I thought I would share it.