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slaying the dragon!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by akashia26, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. akashia26

    akashia26 Songster

    Apr 25, 2012
    Washington Co. AL
    the dragon being the neighbor's dog, a 150 lb. cur named duke.

    while duke is a chicken eater, this is not the problem. he is well restrained (invisible fence) and i rarely lose any chickens to him from getting free. (his owner pays for the rare one lost.) However......

    my knights errant (roosters) want to slay the dragon. duke sees them coming into his run as kfc delivery. can't blame the dog or the owner since it's the chicken entering his area. how do i stop them from doing this short of keeping them in a pen. doesn't happen very often, the hens stay away from the dog.

  2. ellie32526

    ellie32526 Songster

    Oct 21, 2012
    North Texas
    Why don't you erect a fence between the dog and the chickens to deter the chickens from entering his area? You wouldn't have to completely fence them in, but a divider would be an obstacle that might make them change their mind.
  3. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Songster

    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    I agree that a fence that they can't see through might work, but it would have to be fairly long. Chickens do tend to wander a good distance while free ranging and a short fence would be easy to go around and then see the "Dragon". Might really be just as easy making a large fenced pasture for them.

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