Here is the scoop. When I am home, my dog doesn't eat chickens till I am, say, down in the barn,and there is a chicken down in the barn, and she always stalks it. with out fail. and I'll be holding a chicken, looking at a cut on it or something and she will come over and nip at its neck. or we'll be running down to the barn, and if we "flush" a chicken when we open the door, she will jump at it and try to grab its tail.
Yet when I'm at work, or in the house and she is out side, she never even comes close to the chickens (unless they come over to her) not once have I ever been gone when she has ate a chicken, its always been when I was out side with her.
So, do you think she is just trying to impress me? She really likes me, (so much that if I go into the bath room she sits beside the door and waits) she follows me every where, when I leave for work she lays down and sulks next to something that smells like me (say a coat) and when I get home she is constantly there, right beside me.
Anyway. waddya think?