We just got our chickens and they are in a fenced section of the yard and in a fenced run. I also have a Golden Retriever and Jack Russell/Boston Terrier mix as well as a labrador training for the guide dog program. The lab doesn't really notice the chickens but the golden and jack sure do. If the lower gate is open (this is a smaller backyard) they run around the coop run scaring the girls. Now, I can always keep them separate. I guess my question is, will they ever become less exciting to the dogs? Will the dogs ever be able to just ignore the chickens?