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Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by gickelvolk, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. gickelvolk

    gickelvolk Songster

    Oct 1, 2011
    I thought I'd share a few pictures taken New Years day of our outing in the back yard.... We had high 40s and sunshine....... So it was time to Free-Range the whole yard...... [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Mrs. grabbed the camera and shot a couple of pics......

    Here's our 15 year old Border Collie mix, Winston....... Retired Chicken-Herder, Technical Consultant, & Mama's Boy...... [​IMG]

    Tess, Our rescued Irish Setter.......... She's in charge of picking over anything the chickens don't eat........ [​IMG]

    and of course it's tiring work keeping up with those chickens at 9 years old.........

    Here's the Head-Chicken-Sheppard....... Shamus, a 10 year old Border Collie........

    He loves his chicken flock.... [​IMG]


    and they LOVE Graham Crackers....... [​IMG]


  2. ChicKat

    ChicKat Crowing Premium Member

    Happy New Year--- what a nice family of critters! (both feathered and furred)
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    What nice pictures! [​IMG] Other than the longer ears, your Tess looks so golden retriever-ish. Shamus is gorgeous! It's sure a testament of being a good doggie home when your youngest pooch is 9 yrs. old...
  4. Delmar

    Delmar Songster

    There is nothing like having a dog that understands it is his job to protect the flock. My Ziggy gets it too!

  5. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

    Oct 3, 2011
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  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    I enjoyed your story! Can I have some crackers?
  7. gickelvolk

    gickelvolk Songster

    Oct 1, 2011
    Nice "Dogs & Their Chickens" pics!!!!

    I wonder how many folks have been able to take the time to introduce their dogs to their flock???

    It does a dog good to have responsibility, a good job..... and it helps prevent a lot of unsavory critters from getting to the poultry.....

  8. We have three Great Pyrenees . This is Lilly ( is crossed with something besides a Pyr , we think ) in the pics looking rather disgusted at the chickens . They are young and were raised in the garage so they think they can stay on the patio . I think she has just given up . They can make such a mess !

  9. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Songster

    Nov 2, 2009
    North Texas
    Quote:bwahahahaha That picture made me laugh! It's almost like she is saying "'cmon....drop something....do it! 'cmon! Im starving over here!"
  10. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

    May 1, 2011
    Olathe, Kansas
    Nice pics. [​IMG]

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