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Backyard chickens arrive at McDowall Manor

Talkin' 'bout my girls - the Video!

We really know nothing about chickens, so we are learning quickly. This video is part 1. Meet the girls (Pearl, Ruby and Coral) and watch me struggle to buil...

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Comment by Andrew Cumberland on April 19, 2014 at 21:32

Ain't that the truth!  I remember when I was training the Huskies, people thought I was the worst bugger on two legs.  But, the girls loved making me happy - they lived for it.  And, my girls understood when I was pleased and when I wasn't.  You don't need to belt them, but you do need to be obvious (both approving and disapproving) or the poor buggers get confused.  

I know I joke about it, but Bob already knows he makes me happy when he is gentle with the chickens (hence his licking on "be gentle Bobbie").  We used his hind leg walking to teach him "twirl" and "beg."  I must video him.   

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on April 19, 2014 at 20:54

Ah, it's not the dogs who get confused, it's the humans ;-)

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on April 19, 2014 at 20:19

They'll dig up their yard Lissa, but I should be able to control how much damage they do to the rest.

Agreed Elaine but Bobbie doesn't seem all that confused - except that he eats poo, likes to lick the chickens (beats me why) and tends to walk on his hind legs ALOT.  Apart from that... 

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on April 19, 2014 at 6:21

Less confusion to call them after semi-precious gems rather than people's names. You've no idea the confusion when dog's get people names ;-)

Comment by Lissa on April 19, 2014 at 5:13

Don't they just love the outdoors when they get on some grass. Wonder if they will eventually dig it all up?

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