Puppy with Chickens!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by mamahenAtlanta, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. mamahenAtlanta

    mamahenAtlanta Out Of The Brooder

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    If I weren't so technically challenged I'd post the cutest video of my new puppy playing FETCH with chickens! I'm so thrilled that Willow (3 mo old pup) is getting along with my flock of 5 hens! Chickens have never been out of their run, but since I put up a fence (mainly for the puppy) I can let the girls out to free range. I had hoped and prayed that dog and birds would be ok together and it seems to be just fine. I won't leave the hens unattended with a dog -- she chases them sometimes but it just aggravates them. They normally don't even look up when shes out running circles around them. Willow backs off once she gets close. We were tossing the tennis ball to puppy, and one hen actually raced the dog to fetch it! Was quite funny to watch. The dog is a mix--probably American bulldog and maybe some lab and probably jack Russell in her. I want to keep up (supervised) exposure so they are used to one another. Only drawback so far, the puppy seems to think chick poop is dessert! ewwwww!!
     
  2. CochinLover1

    CochinLover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very sweet story! My dog loves chicken poo too.[​IMG]
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Better the poo, than one of chickens.
     
  4. beb444

    beb444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My dog LOVES his chicken poo[​IMG]but what can you do!? Glad to hear that the pup loves them!
     
  5. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    That would be a video to see! Glad puppy and chickens are getting along [​IMG]
     
  6. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put my dog on the list for chicken poop dessert. And my chickens like to scratch thru rabbit poop.....:th. If we could find an animal to clean up the dog poop, we'd have it made:D
     
  7. yochickiemomma

    yochickiemomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My dog likes to eat chicken poo too. I don't get it but I guess there are worse things she could be eating.
     

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