Surrounding dog, how to make them scared?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Quailbuddy, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. Quailbuddy

    Quailbuddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2010
    Sonoma County CA
    I have a problem, we have six big girls.. and one small 15 pound dog. Whenever the dog goes out into our yard all the chickens rush up to her and surround her and peck at her.. haha our dog is now scared to go potty in the yard! how do we teach them to stay away from her or be scared form her? Our dog just stands there scared half to death and shakes [​IMG] how can we teach them to have boundaries??
  2. chickenlady08

    chickenlady08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 27, 2009
    Eastern Shore, VA
    Other than having a dachsund that killed s chicken and wounded several others. I don't think it is any way other to either have a specific place to let ur dog out to go potty or keep the chickens in their runs. It does sound like it would be easier to contain the dog than the chickens. I have an Irish Setter and a Golden Retriever and neither the chickens or dogs pay attention to each other.

    I like to think that them standing up for themselves and I wouldn't want to break that.

    Sorry I don't think I was much help!
  3. loot4louie

    loot4louie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2010
    Ringoes NJ
    I read on here somewhere that a lady trained her chickens not to come on the porch at dinner time. She used a squirt bottle. If you are persistant and always around when your dog goes out it might work!! Good Luck!!
  4. PhilErvin

    PhilErvin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2009
    Yucaipa, CA
    Quote:I think this is the best idea. Chickens are not very smart but they are creatures of habit. If you go out with the dog and squirt the chickens when they approch the dog then they will remember that and decide to leave the dog alone. I'd bet money on it.
  5. Quailbuddy

    Quailbuddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2010
    Sonoma County CA
    okay thank you! [​IMG] I will try the squirt bottle method...

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