My idea on training the dog to get along with the chickens. The dog and chickens are both here to stay so they need to learn to play nice. I have 8 13 week old chickens. I have an 8 month old great Pyrenees pup. Hard to think of a 97 pound dog as a pup but he is. Currently he is 2 fences away from the coop but he sits and watches the birds when their outside. I want to move him over so there is only one fence between them for a couple of days and see how he reacts. I also have one cross beak roo thats going in the pot anyway so I'm thinking of using him as the test case. Toss him over the fence, not really toss but put him in with the dog and wait and see. This intermediate area is about 40'X40'. I'll stay with them and monitor, play with the pup, etc. If the dog gets along I'll over the course of a few days allow access to the remainder of the chickens. If not then what? What method of discipline do you use on the dog if he kills the test case? Had a friend in the same situation, after his dog killed his chicken he tied the chicken to the dogs neck for a couple of days. He said the dog never touched another chicken. I don't think I can do that. What do we have for options?