True BYH Addict
- May 23, 2018
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- Foothills of NC
We are actually making upgrades to turn two sheds into full coops with safely enclosed runs. Don't want to take chances.I have always loved the husky/malamute dogs and their markings. Had a friend that bred them. But one thing, please be advised as per the friend that bred and raised them for over 30 years.....they are very often NOT poultry friendly. It seems to be bred into them to kill chickens. NOT SAYING this will automatically happen. Just want you to be extra careful with your birds, and make sure you are around with them interacting. I would hate for something to happen to the birds, then have you learn that they have some tendencies, and say you wished someone had told you.
I have had German Shepards and crosses for years. Most were all very tolerant and disinterested in the poultry. One I got would ignore the birds when I was around after the first few lessons and scoldings to not chase them. She would lay there and the birds would be out and she would ignore them. About 6 months later, had a bird get killed. Then a few days later, another. Finally, I parked up the road on an afternoon at the time I would normally go to work and snuck back down through the field to spy. I caught her just laying around, then all of a sudden, would jump up and grab one and kill it. She was a sneak killer and we parted ways not long after that. I had never had one do that sort of thing so wasn't looking for it but had come up with no other solution. So I am only trying to give you a "heads up" to watch the husky as she grows.