I saw that several people have weimaraners and I'm asking for advice about weimaraners and chickens. My daughter has just started her chicken coop over the last year. She has 7 year old Weimaraner who is typically wearing a collar for her wireless fencs and so can not reach the chickens or chicken coop. They also have 2 other dogs - a golden who has gotten one chicken (first) and a Australian sheep dog who has not bothered the chickens. The weimaraner, who I absolutely love, realized one day his collar wasn't working and paid a visit to the chicken coop and killed 4 chickens. Today, he didn't have his collar on, tore a hole in the chicken run and killed 14 chickens (not eating them - just shaking and killing them). She is considering putting him in a kennel and of course, is totally distressed that she even had him out without a working collar. Once he knew he was in trouble, he now acts as if his collar is completely working, of course. Could those of you with weimaraners make any suggestions in addition to ensuring he has a working collar. Should he actually be in a kennel? He has always been a great pet, but this is obviously a serious problem that he now has. She is distressed with him, upset that she has lost a year with her chicken coop (because she has lost her breeding pairs, she likes hand-raising her chickens so that they are friendly, etc.). She has always kept the weimaraner completely separate from the chickens and, quite honestly, the chickens apparently knew exactly where his wire fence ended and would literally walk back and forth just out of reach of him to watch he bark at them and not be able to get to them. The dog always barked continuously when she would go up to the coop because as with all weimaraners, he is clingy and loves his owner. This dog is around the cats in the house, the other dogs, etc., and his only other previous kill of anything was a racoon that fell in to his backyard and attacked the dog when he was about 3 years old. Otherwise, he is the biggest, sweetest, lunk around. So any help people can give would be appreciated. I realize that what he did is completely within the instincts of the dog and don't know if that could now be corrected. Any thoughts?