I had heard this before but never gave it any thought until someone brought it up today. This was a sad day in our house, our 7-month old Standard Poodle killed all but one of our young chickens, and the remaining one is questionable if it will survive. We have 8-9 week old young purebreds that we got as chicks and 8 Dark Cornish hens. The hens have been chasing her lately, so she has not been bothering them much, and we used some shock therapy to drive the point home that she is not allowed to chase them. Well, she has been doing fantastic for the last couple of weeks so we decided it was time to let the young chickens out to get a little free range time. We thought she was sleep outside the door today, but when we went out, she had gone on a killing spree. Thank goodness she didn't do in the hens too, but I am not happy. So, this friend said her dad would tie a dead chicken around their dogs neck to drag around if it killed one. I would like to know if anyone has ever done this and does it work? Also, what is the philosophy behind this method? I think we will just put up and in-ground fence to keep her out of their space and get some fencing up for the younger ones who are pretty much defenseless against her, but I would still like to know about this.