Danielle Diver wrote:Walter, what breed of dog do you have? I have a mutt house dog who i fed raw chicken to when she was a bitty puppy. but since then (not to say becuase of) she has a 'taste' for chickens and has killed a total of 5, preventing me from ever really having 100% free range birds (unless i have a strong eye on the dog, which obeys well under strict supervision). So i find it interesting that we can cross feed the animals w/out much worry that they will ever be considered 'prey'
Jack Edmondson wrote:Admittedly, I have just skimmed the responses, since I am work and should be using my time more productively. However, I did not see any response to just composting the 'rests'. Certainly, use all one can; but there will always be some that is not consumed. How is your soil? Does it need fertility and how do you maintain it. Granted one does not want other animals digging it up, but that can be controlled. Why not compost the rest as and reuse the organic matter?
R Ranson wrote:Walter! What a gorgeous dog. That's exactly the behaviour and personality I love in a dog. How did you get your start working with dogs?
R Ranson wrote:One day, when I have my little sliver of paradise away from people who treat my farm like a free petting zoo, I would love to work with dogs. Though I am nervous as to how to bond them to the animals they are there to protect.