Loving the herd life
- Apr 14, 2021
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- Zone 5b
That is a really good point. The poultry yard is now very, very secure and they no longer free range every day. Maybe I’m just a worry wart. I just get really paranoid that something crazy will happen. Especially after the neighbors dog got one. Ok, maybe a collie would be best. I definitely can’t have a dog that just gets up and leaves on me lol. We have a 6 foot privacy fence in our “yard” and cattle fence around the cows and the woods, but I bet my money they could jump the cattle fence. The chickens are in the yard. Do you think one of them could jump the 6 foot wooden fence?Remember that Pyrenees are roamers. You will spend a lot of time chasing down the dog or retrieving it from neighbors as far as several miles away. With twin babies on the way, consider getting a collie pup as a playmate for the older one. They are trainable and you can show it. Since you only want protection for your chicken flock, I would suggest that you upgrade the fencing around the poultry yard, and roof over the enclosure instead of investing in a livestock guardian dog.
If so a collie would probably be the way to go. Or a miniature poodle perhaps? I just love poodles. Or even a show quality herder of some kind.