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My Own Dogs

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by BolenBrood, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. BolenBrood

    BolenBrood Out Of The Brooder

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    Just put my new chicks out in their coop and my two dogs will not leave them alone! They are biting the hardwire and circling the coop and barking! It is driving me crazy and making me nervous. Any suggestions? I thought about an invisible fence that would zap the dogs but they are expensive. I can't use an electric fence because I have little kids.[​IMG]
     
  2. pawtraitart

    pawtraitart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there a way you can try to use one of those sensors that attach to a hose? When something crosses the beam the sprinkler turns on for a minute. I don't remember exactly what they are called.
     
  3. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    My dog did that when we first put our chickens nearer to his yard. He barked everytime they came out of the coop Now he couldn't be bothered Once they realize they can't get them they will leave them alone. It may take afew days but they will get used to each other.
     
  4. Mark

    Mark Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It takes time for some dogs, and there are those who will never learn. Our two labs never seemed to notice, but our mutt went nuts when we first brought home a chicken. I thought he would never settle down. After the barking/jumping phase ended, he would sit outside the pen and drool.

    We thought it was hopeless, but after a month of constant reprimands he started ignoring the chicken. Eventually, we were letting the two wander around in the yard to gether. Unfortunately, it seems each new chicken has to go through the 1 month adjustment period.
     
  5. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    2 of my dogs adjusted fairly fast ........the ones I have had longer...my newer one,the Doberman loves to chase and nip, she has learned not to do that now,and I trust her as far as I can throw her [​IMG] but it is one of my older dogs........who never acted interested in the chicks........well, she is the sneaky one.....never has gone after them, but I do find her licking her lips.......circling the pen........so I watch them ALL all the time........they are dogs after all and this is natural behaviour.......beware of the quiet ones [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2007
  6. HobbyChickener

    HobbyChickener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 6 american bulldogs. I also have chickens. It only seems to be my youngest male that wanted to mess with the birds. Being that they stay in a kennel and are only let out to exercise I would put up the young male if he messed with the birds. He started to realize after about 6 - 8 times that he lost his running privalage if he messed with the birds. Now I let him out and runs the other way.
     
  7. chicken_love

    chicken_love Out Of The Brooder

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    We have two dogs who don't play well with birds, chickens, anything but themselves. I'm afraid that they will try to attack my chickens. Is it true that chickens can actually die of fright, like if the dogs are trying to attack them, even if they're safe inside their cage?[​IMG]
     
  8. HobbyChickener

    HobbyChickener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think so. Before I built my coop for the new birds I had our pet rooster in a small chicken wire pen. A 125 lb bulldog can walk right through that. I have pryed jaws open on 2-3 occasions to save roadrunner. He is still alive and a lot safer in his new home
     
  9. chicken_love

    chicken_love Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] whew, that makes me happy!!!
     

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