I have a Border Collie/ Australian Cattle Dog cross that is the best dog ever. She helps my daughtger catch chickens and can even herd chickens on the command 'Freckles Get the Chickens'. In fact even if the dog is not there just saying 'Freckles Get the Chickens' and all the chickens immeadiatly head back to the coop. If two roosters fight she will jump in and break them up, she stands between them until they both turn and walk away. I can't say she likes chickens I suspect she looks down on them but she seems to understand that they are important to us therefore it is her job to protect them. She only chases chickens when told to otherwise she ignores them. She doesn't eat chicken poop but she occasionaly will eat the lay crumbles. However she is a stone cold rodent killer and has been known to jump on hay bales to catch rats in the rafters. She has also taken on a raccoon that came to feed on the cat food, she fought it and eventually treed the sucker. She cornered an opossum but waited until I said 'Get 'em' to go after it and let it go when I told her to. I have never had a dog that I could tell to 'Get 'em' and they WOULD get it!
She loves my son, considers him 'her boy', she does obdience, agility and showmanship with him since he was 5 yrs old.
Forget the dog with the chickens, I WANT your dog! She is adorable!