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« on: February 12, 2012, 08:00 »
Has anyone ever had any problems with dogs going after their hens?  I am thinking I would like to have a dog out with the hens in the garden to possibly ward off any hungry foxes.

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Re: Dogs
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2012, 08:10 »
It depends on the individual dog really and I don't think it goes true to breed so I think I'd rather know my dog before the chickens are introduced. Some will behave impeccably, some will be naughty and chase a bit from time to time out of devilment and some will cause damage. I've had experience of the first and second types I list there.
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Re: Dogs
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2012, 08:23 »
yes very true its the individule dog we have a staffie and all she does is lick the chucks  :tongue2: the chucks dont seem to keen but they arnt wurried about her  :D
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Re: Dogs
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2012, 08:42 »
Thanks for the input and the info.   :)

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Re: Dogs
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2012, 09:15 »
I have 3 dogs, a mastiff who is great, a newfoundland x who too is great and a staffie  x pup who is being trained to be chicken friendly. I did used to have a collie though who would eat them given the chance. So yes get to know your dog very well first.
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