I would like to get a LGD for chickens and would also like to feed a raw diet. Since I would be raising chickens then the easiest way would be to feed lots of eggs and chicken to the dog. Would this work or is it bad for the bond needed between LGD's and thier wards?
We raise sheep, pigs, ducks, chickens and geese. We have a lot of predator pressure and we have a pack of livestock guardian and herding dogs. They eat meat from our herds and flocks in addition to catching mice and eating the occasional foolish predator. Eating chicken won't make a dog want to kill chickens if it already knows to guard them. These are two different concepts and the dogs understand them well. If they find dead stock they bring it to me, or me to it. e.g., a piglet that died in the field.
By the way, chickens are the hardest animal to train dogs to guard because chickens act so, well, so prey like.