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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Akita, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. Akita

    Akita In the Brooder

    Mar 4, 2009
    I'm Dorie from Jacksonville, FL. I have had chickens as pets for about 8 years. My rooster was recently injured by one of my dogs. I do Akita Rescue, and have many dogs. It was my fault, as it is my job to keep all of my animals safe. I look forward to sharing with this list and learning how to do my job better - keeping my chickens safe and healthy, that is.

  2. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

    Jan 7, 2009
    From Old Town, Maine
  3. joshplus10

    joshplus10 In the Brooder


    My mature rotte learned in a single trial when he grabbed one of my chickens by the tail feathers. He is still so ashamed of disappointing me that he retreats when I let the chickens out to roam. [​IMG]

    My german shep pup isn't reliable yet. After dozens of training opportunities, he still gives chase until interrupted. [​IMG]

    A lot of people on BYC simply keep a strong barrier inbetween the members of the different species.

    Best wishes for finding a solution that's workable for you!
  4. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  5. Akita

    Akita In the Brooder

    Mar 4, 2009
    Yes. Normally, I am very careful in keeping all the critters apart. Never an accident in 8 years. The dogs are in their kennels and the rooster runs the place. A volunteer was walking the dog on leash and did not see the rooster. He was resting in his favorite spot - in front of the fan. No chase, no noise. The dog just grabbed him before the volunteer realized Rooster was there. I feel so bad - from now on, unless I'm the one walking dogs, the chickens will be in the pen.
  6. n-da-woods

    n-da-woods Songster

    Jan 18, 2009
    North Carolina
    Hello & [​IMG] from NC
  7. [​IMG] from SC

  8. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    [​IMG], Dorie!

    Glad to have you here! [​IMG]

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