I just recently got chickens so not much experience, but I also have a jack russell terrier. You can probably already guess where this is going... So I let my chickens free range and tie the dog out when they aren't secured in the coop. She obviously wants to kill them as that's what jack russells do. There is almost no hope of stopping her prey drive, but recently the rooster has been approaching her and puffing up along with the hens circling. Can I keep this from escalating any way other than monitoring or just making sure they aren't out at the same time? My primary concern is my dog. If she were loose I have no doubt she'd be fine but then all my chickens would be dead. Tied up though I'm afraid she could get really torn up. Given the alpha nature of both the rooster and the dog, it would only end with one of them killing the other I'm guessing. Not sure on rooster, but I know my dog and she would fight to the death. I have 1 rooster and 5 hens and they are all coronation sussex. I was also wondering if maybe there was something I could put out where I tie the dog that the chickens would avoid that area. Thanks ahead of time for all the help!