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    Help Guys! I have a friend who has a young Retriever that has caught, killed and eaten on one occasion and on a second occasion was caught in the act of killing another. The owner snatched the chicken before the dog consumed it. She will probably not hunt or trial the dog. But has shown it in obedience. Yes the dog is force fetched. She asked me for help or any ideas. I suggested a collar correction similar as to snake proofing a dog. Was I on the rite track.

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    start training with chickens. Make good fliers.

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    I wouldn't want to make the dog bird shy, but if all she does is obedience trials, then "chicken proofing" would be a good solution.
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    How old is the dog? Are these pet chickens?

    I have kept a few in my city back yard for a couple of years. Both of my dogs leave them alone, I don't know why. When the young one was a pup someone accidentally left her in the back yard when they were loose. I think she played with Big Beak as she was later missing some feathers. This dog still gets a rise out of charging them as they go a fluttering when she does that, I guess she thinks it is funny, but she hasn't otherwise bothered them for a long long time. I don't intentionally leave her out with them in my tiny back yard but I think she would leave them alone if I did. My older dog has never harassed them at all.

    Anyhoo if she is a pup and playing with them and they happen to die, that is one thing. If the dog is mature and stalking and killing chickens, that is another.

    Sorry I am no help, but if you could give more info maybe someone else could be.
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    20 mo. old retriever, stalk, catch, crush, eat......
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    We moved to the country when My youngest son was in College. He gave us a rooster for Christmas. It was felt that Russell needed a friend so we acquired Henrietta the hen. Background, We had 5 labs of various ages that we trained for field trials, hunting & Hunt Test. They were constantly chasing chickens. We didn't have enough E-collars. We used a sling shot with marbles & sharp NO when caught in act. After several days they became best of friends & aggression ceased.

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    Tell her to get a golden.
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    I knew a person that tried this with her Collies. You get one of those pop can size square batteries (not sure what they are for sure) and a piece of plywood and a piece of wire. You wire the wire to the battery and to the chickens leg. You set the wood on top of the battery and the chicken on top of the wood. Supposedly when the dog grabs the chicken it completes the circuit (not for sure how exactly) and the dog gets a zap. It worked on her Collies. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul "Happy" Gilmore View Post
    start training with chickens. Make good fryers.
    Could not resist.

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    I don't think this is something to joke about.

    This dog may be killing or harassing the livestock of a farmer. Maybe the farmer shoots the dog. Not so funny then.
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