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Can chickens pass disease onto dogs?

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Hi again, Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I am wondering if chickens can pass any disease on to dogs or any type of worms/parasites etc? My dogs mix with our chickens all the time and I have seen them eating the chicken droppings, even though I try very hard to discourage it, but I can't watch them all the time. Would anyone be able to give me some input on this? Thanks!

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post #2 of 9

I would like to know this as well.

My thoughts have been obviously they can get roundworms. Humans can get roundworms from chickens by walking barefoot in the backyard, or so I have heard. I don't let my son run around barefoot and he loves to.

My dogs can't wait to go outside and it's all because they want poop. Drives me nuts but I let my chickens out every morning for several hours and unless it rains they will find some.

It does rain her at least 75% of the afternoons in summer.

Anyway, I am thinking another reason that we should worm them.

Any veteran chicken people have an answer.

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post #3 of 9

I've just emailed my vet and am waiting for a response, I would like to know also, I'll post his response!!

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post #4 of 9

I want to know as well...my dogs also think the poops are little special treats and they can't wait to get outside to scrounge and search out their addiction!!  smile    lol

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mine also!   my grand-puppy thinks it's like finding candy in the grass. sickbyc

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post #6 of 9

mmaddie's mom :

mine also!   my grand-puppy thinks it's like finding candy in the grass. sickbyc


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My dogs think chickens are waddling candy dispensers...they follow them around with their snouts up their tail feathers-waiting!!! I keep reminding my husband thats it's reason #! why NOT to let dogs lick your FACE!!!!!


Edited by allmypeeps - 7/16/10 at 9:09am

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"...the world is a dangerous place not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing..." -Albert Einstien

4 rescued herding mixes, 2 rescued kitties, bantam cochins and one roo- with an assortment of spring chicks on the way! Not to mention a wonderful soon to be husband that loves to BUILD!!! Lucky me!

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Originally Posted by allmypeeps 

My dogs think chickens are waddling candy dispensers...they follow them around with their snouts up their tail feathers-waiting!!! I keep reminding my husband thats it's reason #! why NOT to let dogs lick your FACE!!!!!


also  yuckyuck


Edited by mmaddie's mom - 7/16/10 at 10:01am
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post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by my3chickens 

I've just emailed my vet and am waiting for a response, I would like to know also, I'll post his response!!


Thanks, I would be very interested to see that!

Yesterday's history, tomorrow a mystery, today is a gift and that's why it's called the present!
Marriage is a relationship in which one person is always right and the other is the husband!
Enjoy life. Think of all the women who passed up dessert on the Titanic.

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Yesterday's history, tomorrow a mystery, today is a gift and that's why it's called the present!
Marriage is a relationship in which one person is always right and the other is the husband!
Enjoy life. Think of all the women who passed up dessert on the Titanic.

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