Need a dog good with chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hensnguineas2, Oct 29, 2018.

  1. hensnguineas2

    hensnguineas2 In the Brooder

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    I live in the very rural Ozarks with many predators. At this time I have my second flock after Coons picked off my ladies one by one no matter how I strengthened their coop. They even ripped the screen in my back porch and killed one I was nursing back to health from predator attack.
    Now I have my tractor coop reinforced with hardware cloth all around and new boards for any weak spots. I have them close to the house and they free range part of the day.
    I'm afraid to leave them out without being there with them due to Hawks that circle above. I'm looking for a dog that will keep Hawks scared off and not eat or kill by birds from playfullness. Any ideas on breeds that are compatible with chickens? Mid to small breeds would be best.
     
  2. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

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    :frow Welcome to BYC!!! :woot Thanks for joining us! I'm sorry for your losses :hugs
     
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  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

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  4. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Welcome to our FUN-omenal Flock! :celebrate
    Best wishes and bear hugs! :hugs
     
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  5. karissapaul

    karissapaul Chirping

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    get a goose
     
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  6. LoveMyChickenBabies

    LoveMyChickenBabies Crowing

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    :welcome
    Glad you joined our flock! We are sure you'll love it here, so pull up a roost!

    Any dog will be good, even a mutt, as long as you get a puppy and raise it outside so it will know not to mess with chickens!
     
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  7. DuckyBabies

    DuckyBabies Songster

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    Our golden retriever is fantastic with my ducks. They kind of grew up together, so she knows not to touch them. My dog and my drake even love to play together and chase each other around the yard. As long as you train your dog to see that the chickens aren’t to be messed with, you should be good.
     
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  8. alexa009

    alexa009 Crossing the Road

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens! We are glad you joined the flock!:welcome BYC is a helpful site providing all the information you need to know about poultry! There is always space for more members on the BYC roost!:highfive: I would recommend a livestock guardian but it needs to be taught when young or it might kill your poultry. Hope you enjoy it here as much as we all do!
     
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  9. Ducksandchickens

    Ducksandchickens Free Ranging

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    My neighbors golden retriever is a faithful and sweet dog that protects their chickens and turkeys. The dog is a sweetie to ppl but can go mad if her flock is being threatened by predators
     
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  10. 007Sean

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    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Glad to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC!

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
     
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