My family and I run a small "hobby farm" in Charles Town, WV. We've currently got about 45 chickens (mostly hens, but 3 roosters), and two cattle (cow and her bull calf). We would like to expand to include additional animals in the future (including sheep, pigs, and more cattle).
We've had a big problem with foxes getting the chickens, and have explored many different options for keeping them safe.
I'm interested in learning more about LGDs to try and determine if it could work for us. It sounds like a big responsibility, and we don't want to jump into this before we're ready--but at the same time, I do feel like a "working dog" fits our goals for this farm. All the rest of us (both animals and people) work on this farm, and I really wish our dog was more a "family farm dog" that was doing more than just eating dog food and scratching at the door to be let in