My DW has a Boarder Collie, he’s about 6 months old, been a great dog until Saturday. I got up to make coffee, looked out the kitchen widow and saw him dragging something through the yard, didn’t think much of it but went to the door to call him and say good morning. Then I noticed he had a chicken by the wing, I yelled at him he dropped it I spanked him told him NO and put him in with the other dogs. The chicken was ok, so later in the day we went out and our son stayed home, we told him to keep an eye on the dog. Sure enough, the dog got out and caught one of our bantams. Plucked a few feathers but the chick seems to be fine. I fixed the fence so dog can’t get out, DW calls me at work this morning and says he got out again, caught the other bantam, just about plucked her clean, and she probably won’t live. I know the remedies to try to cure a dog from going after the chickens, my question is: Is this common with Boarder Collies? Everything we have read suggest that they will herd the chickens not eat them or play with them to death. We wanted the dog to help in rounding them up, so is there any hope here, or do I need to make him never want anything to do with a chicken again? Thanks for your input, in advance.