Daisy is our new guard dog for the chickens. She will be the last line of defence if coyotes get past the electric fence protecting the chickens.
She comes from a long line of working dogs who mostly protect sheep from coyotes. To be trained as a protector of chickens she has to believe she is the alpha chicken. She has been in a run inside a chicken house for the past 3 months. She is now tied up outside with the chickens. So long as she does not eat any chickens she will be given a longer leash each week until she is let loose. She is very smart and doing a great job so far.