I just brought home 5 Buff orpington pullets to use for egg layers. It didn't ever cross my mind but I also have a young Lab 8 months old that I am training to hunt, waterfowl and Upland Game. We are planning on letting the chickens free range in the back yard during the day. When we brought teh chicks home our dog went crazy and was salivating like a Pavlovian experiment. He is usually calm for an 8month old lab. Will this have a bad effect on the dogs desire to hunt and find game birds??? What can I do??