I have a 12 year old pitbull that is not allowed out when the girls are free ranging. We have only had the girls about 6 months and he has never been around chickens, think he may want to taste them! Anyway - When he passes we would like to have a dog that we could raise around the girls so he knows they are not food but his job. I have always had pitbulls and would like to have one again, but I want to hear what you all have. PS - please refrain from negativity about pitbulls, its all about owners, not the breed.