I'm fairly new around here (I've been lurking for about a year and a half, have learned a ton, but haven't posted anthing) and I've got a question about keeping dogs and chickens in proximity to eachother.
Right now, we've got a fairly large yard (about 5000 sqft). We're in a corner lot, and so the yard is in a big U shape around the house. The Right side of the U has our small vegetable garden, and the wife wants to put a chicken coop back there, and fence it off with a pickett fence. Beyond the obvious precautions of needing to make sure that the dogs don't go over the fence after a chicken, I want to know what the other concerns about this arrangement are.
We've got two dogs, a 3 year old BLF, and a brand new pointing YLM pup. Will being around chickens affect their drive or desire? Am I going to ruin them over this?