Not really sure if I'm putting this in the right place or not so if it's wrong please move mods. This may be a really silly question but....My flock has never free ranged. They have a nice big fenced run that I keep them in because I have an outside dog that I think would love to eat them if he ever had the chance. My question is, If my dog is put on a tether while I let the chickens free range will the chickens be smart enough to stay away from the dog?? I had one get out once and the dog didn't bother it at all but I know if the chicken would have ran from him he would of gave chase so I am afraid to take the chance but would love to allow my chickens into the overgrown garden to do alittle cleanup for me before spring.