Lily, the livestock guardian



I lost a few chickens in the spring of 2017, so I watched them during the summer months. When school was coming around, I had to find another solution. We found Lily on Kijiji. She is a Great Pyrenees/Maremma mix, which is a breed of dogs intended for guarding livestock. They can keep herds of livestock safe through many situations, including this one. Since Lily, there have been no chickens lost. She stays out at the barn during the day, and comes back to the house at night. She's very gentle. When taking treats, she uses her lips like a horse, rather than her teeth. She does her job well, and protects the chickens.