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I wouldn't put an ecollar on 4 month puppy. 6mos. you can phase it in. I wouldn't let a dog less than a year unless 100% recall loose in an unfenced yard. As for the chickens she WILL FIND THEM EVENTUALLY if they are free range they will make it to your yard. Don't forget about that Golden Nose.
I am also not a fan of letting dogs "free range" in an unfenced yard. To many things can wander into the yard that could be trouble and by the time you get there it's too late.
GinnyPA's got some good points
Neighbors dogs? Paintball gun
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