Ask the Expert — April/May 2016

Ask the Expert — April/May 2016
Add to Favorites Can Dogs and Chickens Be Friends? I would appreciate your advice of what species of poultry that I might consider acquiring in order to have the meanest type. I have a two-year-old Blue Heeler and she has killed several chickens. Are turkeys or guineas more defensive, or is it a losing situation to think that a dog would stop attacking any poultry species once they have killed one? — Les Storhaug *********** Hi Les,Well, we would suggest an ostrich. That might scare off the dog, but we doubt that’s going to be your best solution. Ultimately, we would suggest adding a fence to separate your dog and chickens. You are correct in your assumption that once dogs discover a taste for chickens, it is hard to ever be sure when that instinct will or will not return. So, our suggestion is to keep them apart at all

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