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Linda, I also read that they herded the chickens in Cuba. It did seem to come naturally to Rosie. However, if they start running, she gives chase because she thinks that is the best game. Someone to run with her. The few times that the chickens stopped, Rosie stopped. Then she made that little playful jumping around thing they do and would take off as if to get the chicken to chase her. Trouble is the chickens don't know how to play. If they decide to stand their ground, they will flog with their wings and sometimes peck. That is what Little Black Hen did to Rosie. But if she just goes out and starts herding and they don't run--then pretty quickly they are all in the hen house. Obviously the new chickens have never been around a dog and as I discovered today don't come to "chick, chick, chick. And they don't know anything about eatting veggie scraps. Little Black Hen of course came running and immediately got to the scraps. The others just stood around watching. But they will catch on pretty quick. Even though their brain is just a wide spot on an artery, they use all of that wide spot and are really pretty smart.