I introduced our 17 month old rottweiler/lab puppy, Zoey, to the chicks I just hatched for my sister in law. Sadly, NoName passed away tonight, leaving only 2 remaining chicks... You know that twitchy, muscle jumping, tenseness that retrievers get right before they lunge into the water after birds? Well, that's what I just witnessed with the moose over here. Is that a bad sign? She seemed really upset when I covered the brooder and said good night to the chicks. She wanted to stay. Did she just want to stay and watch them or did she want to stay to EAT them? LOL I should probably ask now, before I try to free range 30+ birds at the new house and have her eat the darn things on me. I wanted to let her roam the 3 acres with an Invisible Fence collar system, but seeing her eyeballing these little babies is making me think differently. Any ideas, comments or suggestions? I just picked each of the chicks up and let her smell them, saying they were just babies. Then made sure she knows they are MINE not hers. LOL Hopefully, we won't have any problems.