Have predator problems? Thinking it’s about time to bring home a guardian dog? Here are some things to consider before bringing home that fluffy puppy.
Integrating critters can be risky business! This will teach you how to turn your farm dog from a chicken killer to a chicken lover, even with a high prey drive!
Last week we brought home Stanley, our new Livestock Guardian Dog puppy. We decided on a Livestock Guardian dog for our flock last year, after thinking about the best ways to protect our goats and poultry on our new, rural farm.
Livestock Guardian Dogs are dogs that are specially bred and trained for the protection of farm animals. They help to defend a herd or flock against predators, keeping a constant eye on their charges.
Pets and chickens can get along like peas and carrots…or oil and water! It’s important to watch their temperament to see how they interact before leaving them alone together unsupervised. Do your pets get along with your chickens?
Seriously? Our dog got skunked last night for the SECOND time! So what do you do when your dog reeks and it’s the middle of the night? Thankfully there’s a nifty little mixture that will reduce the stink.