New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Do chickens like laying on dog hair?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

So I have a golden retriever, and as you can imagine we groom him a lot of have a lot of fluffy long hair.  Would my chickens like laying on his fur in their run? Would it be ok for them if they ate some-or would it get wrapped around intestines?  Please let me know what you all think! 

The girls:

Easter Eggers-Coconut, Gold n' Plump, Stir Fry

Australorps-Curry, Minnie, Kung Poa, Blossom

Reply

The girls:

Easter Eggers-Coconut, Gold n' Plump, Stir Fry

Australorps-Curry, Minnie, Kung Poa, Blossom

Reply
post #2 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by beb444 View Post
 

So I have a golden retriever, and as you can imagine we groom him a lot of have a lot of fluffy long hair.  Would my chickens like laying on his fur in their run? Would it be ok for them if they ate some-or would it get wrapped around intestines?  Please let me know what you all think! 

Something makes me think this is a bad idea.

Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

Reply

Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

Reply
post #3 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by BBQJOE View Post
 

Something makes me think this is a bad idea.


X 2

 

IMO I do not think this is a good idea. I would think they would eat/try to eat it and it could very well cause an impacted crop or something worse.

If you want to add materials to the run, use pine needles, leaves, pine shavings, mulch, sand, etc.

Do they have an area for dust bathing and some places where they can perch in the run?

post #4 of 9

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
post #5 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by aart View Post
 

Answered in duplicate thread: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1072178/do-chickens-like-laying-on-dog-hair


Those darn double posts:P

 

Read your reply on the other thread @aart  learn something new everyday.

post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wyorp Rock View Post
 


X 2

 

IMO I do not think this is a good idea. I would think they would eat/try to eat it and it could very well cause an impacted crop or something worse.

If you want to add materials to the run, use pine needles, leaves, pine shavings, mulch, sand, etc.

Do they have an area for dust bathing and some places where they can perch in the run?


Yes they have an area for both, but I have a question about the dust bathing... So their run has natural dirt, is that ok?  I didn't buy the dust bathing stuff or anything, should I?

The girls:

Easter Eggers-Coconut, Gold n' Plump, Stir Fry

Australorps-Curry, Minnie, Kung Poa, Blossom

Reply

The girls:

Easter Eggers-Coconut, Gold n' Plump, Stir Fry

Australorps-Curry, Minnie, Kung Poa, Blossom

Reply
post #7 of 9
I don't know what your set-up looks like or anything like that, but when mine take a dust bath they do it in dirt.

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

Reply

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

Reply
post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ridgerunner View Post

I don't know what your set-up looks like or anything like that, but when mine take a dust bath they do it in dirt.


X2

 

Mine also take a dust bath in dirt.

post #9 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by beb444 View Post
 

So I have a golden retriever, and as you can imagine we groom him a lot of have a lot of fluffy long hair.  Would my chickens like laying on his fur in their run? Would it be ok for them if they ate some-or would it get wrapped around intestines?  Please let me know what you all think! 


Do not know the first thing about your notion and experiment is probably your best recourse. I do know wild birds will use dog hair for nesting material. That being said this is how I deal with my nest boxes.

 

Nest boxes

In my nest boxes I fold a feed bag to fit (nest boxes are 1 ft³). When a bag gets soiled; fold a new one; pop out the soiled; pop in the new. Feed bags are a nylon mesh bag.

Frozen poop just peels off in below freezing temperatures and just flakes off in summer when left out in the sun to bake and dry.

 

I have 65 trips around the sun it is the best method I have stumbled upon.

 

Make sure the twine is removed from the open end of the bag it can get tangled around your birds.

 


Edited by Hokum Coco - 1/9/16 at 11:51am

Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

Reply

Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav: