Bear with Me

I’ve just started this Blog and am in the process of pulling 4 years worth of posts off another “blog” and put them in order here.  I have a lot of work to do and am learning as I go.  Check back often, I’ll get it all worked out eventually.

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  1. I just found your blog through BYC. I was amazed to see your German Shepherd protecting your flock. My 11 1/2 year old female German Shepherd would eat mine up if I gave her the chance! Love your pictures!

    • Hi Elisa – we actually have two German Shepherds who protect our flock. Rex, our oldest is great at keeping hawks away. He watches the sky all the time and barks and chases at any large bird that flies over. He loves to “guard” a box of baby chicks or a young, sick or wounded animal. He even baby sat a sick baby goat for me that I had brought in the house and it slept with Rex and even “nursed” on him in between the two hour bottle feedings I was giving him. Rex would clean up the little goats back end when he had an “accident”.

      Scarlett, our younger GSD is great at working the coop. She will follow baby chicks around, break up rooster fights and if she hears a hen scream she will go running and pull the roosters off the hen and even sit with the hen between her legs to keep the roos away. She goes into the coop at evening time and keeps peace amongst all the returning free ranging roosters and hens.

      We also have two Great Pyrenees who live, eat, and sleep with our chickens, ducks, peacocks, and goats – and – 4 other mixed-mutt strays that people dump. I’ve trained each and every one to live in peace with our gang of animals. With 8 dogs and 3 cats living with hundreds of chickens, ducks, geese, peafowl, and goats – everyone HAS to get along – there just isn’t any other way since most of our animals don’t live in pens or confined in any way.

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