I currently have 30 chickens. only 3 days old so I have a little bit of time to work this out.. I have a pretty big back yard, and would LOVE to completely free range my chickens to avoid spending another 200 dollars or so in fencing, but there is the problem with that.. My neighbor has 2 dogs. a basset hound puppy (I figured if he grows up around chickens, he will be fine with them), and a boxer/bull dog mix. He does have an electric fence to separate the yard mostly in half for the dogs. he bowed the fence more on my side in the back because that part of the yard is never used for anything (which means that my chickens would LOVE the grass and bugs back there) I'm just worried that the dog will chase my chickens (not sure if he would hurt them or not..) and they would run away and not come back for fear of the dog. The neighbor and I get along well and have fires in the yard a lot, so if there was any ways I can start working on to get his dogs use to the chickens and not harm them then I wouldn't be so worried. My 2 Newfoundlands wouldn't pay two bits of attention to the chickens so i'm not at all worried about them. Is fencing my half of the yard off the best option or is there a way that the chickens will learn that the neighbors dog can't get them if they stay on my side of the yard OR better yet, does anyone have any advice on getting dozer use to the chickens and not hurt them? He plays with my cats but doesn't hurt them. The cats learned the side that he can't reach trick. He see's the chickens in the fenced area when he's out and barks at them when he see's me in with them feeding and all that. Any other time he doesn't pay any attention to them. I really want to have lots and lots of chickens, but I know that I can only keep so may in the fencing that I have up now. (btw - the neighbor usually doesn't leave dozer out for too long of periods at a time, dozer pretty much decided when he wants in and out) Any advice is greatly appreciated!!