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My chickens free range all day, but I do scatter feed on the ground for them to peck and scratch at. I don't mind if a stray wild bird eats some (like we have a pair of doves that have been hanging around) but I was having a problem with my dogs eating it.  They would eat all of it and the chickens wouldn't have any.  I was having to feed them A LOT of feed.  I decided to mix some cayenne pepper in with the feed today.  The dogs tried it once and left it alone after that.  I wonder why?  lol  I haven't had to feed the chickens nearly as much today as I normally do.  wee  I'm glad I remembered that little trick.  wink

Kara - home to 1 smart dog, 1 hyper puppy, 3 lazy cats, and 32 crazy chickens...oh, and a 13 year old kid and a husband thrown in there for good measure.   

 

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Kara - home to 1 smart dog, 1 hyper puppy, 3 lazy cats, and 32 crazy chickens...oh, and a 13 year old kid and a husband thrown in there for good measure.   

 

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I'll have to remember that trick.  Not only do my dogs like the egg crumble, so do my horses.  hmm

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My dogs love chicken feed, guinea feed, goat feed. You name it they love it. Crazy dogs.

Have wonderful Husband of almost 25 yrs. 25 yr old daughter, 23 yr old son, 2 cats, 4 dogs, 5 goats, and 19 Hens, 3 Roosters and 9 guinea's. My Dh made me get rid of the other 8 guinea's but I will get more. LOL
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Have wonderful Husband of almost 25 yrs. 25 yr old daughter, 23 yr old son, 2 cats, 4 dogs, 5 goats, and 19 Hens, 3 Roosters and 9 guinea's. My Dh made me get rid of the other 8 guinea's but I will get more. LOL
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My dogs prefer the end result, chicken poop! sickbyc
I wonder if the cayene would pass through the chicken's system and into the poo.

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3 handsome sons, 1 VeryDBF, 2 dachsunds, 1 toy fox terrier, 1 big goofy mutt, 3 cats, 2 RIR's, a banty frizzle, banty sex link roo, banty buff brahma, japanese bantam, 2 silkies, a speckled sussex, an ameraucana, a banty cochin roo and now hatching...banty mutts! http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=82689-swap-page

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yuckyuck Mine do too. And goat and cats poop. YUCK

Have wonderful Husband of almost 25 yrs. 25 yr old daughter, 23 yr old son, 2 cats, 4 dogs, 5 goats, and 19 Hens, 3 Roosters and 9 guinea's. My Dh made me get rid of the other 8 guinea's but I will get more. LOL
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Have wonderful Husband of almost 25 yrs. 25 yr old daughter, 23 yr old son, 2 cats, 4 dogs, 5 goats, and 19 Hens, 3 Roosters and 9 guinea's. My Dh made me get rid of the other 8 guinea's but I will get more. LOL
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Originally Posted by crossgirl 

My dogs prefer the end result, chicken poop! sickbyc
I wonder if the cayene would pass through the chicken's system and into the poo.


Thank you for saying it, because I've been trying to resist the urge to. 

Dogs eating chicken feed?  What's the difference if they eat it before or after it goes through the chicken?  hu  gig

Seriously, I only keep feeders in the coop, so my dogs don't have an opportunity to get into the chicken feed itself.  The totes that store the feed are kept on our screened porch.  I do occasionally toss out scratch grains in the yard, but the dogs don't have any interest in that for some reason.  They do have a BIG interest in the end result the chickens deposit all over the yard.

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If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever - Winnie the Pooh
I'll never develop a thick skin.  Thick skin leads to a hard heart and I never want to be one of those people. 

A slave to LF brahmas, seramas, runner ducks, call ducks, two geese that are my feathered children, and a crossbeak silkie X named Dragon. 

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Unreal.  I caught my dog eating the feed out of a dish along with the ducks, but I thought he was just doing it out of jealousy.  He is not really a chow hound.  He only heats his own dogfood while I watch him.  I can't believe he may actually like that stuff!  th

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post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by ozarkmomma 

I'll have to remember that trick.  Not only do my dogs like the egg crumble, so do my horses.  hmm


Mine too !!! lol

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Originally Posted by crossgirl 

My dogs prefer the end result, chicken poop! sickbyc
I wonder if the cayene would pass through the chicken's system and into the poo.


This is very interesting!!!  I'm going to give it a try.  I'm assuming the chickens don't mind the cayene?

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7 chickens, 3 cats, 2 dogs .... and a VERY DH. 
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And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.   Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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My ole dog (in my avatar) likes to sneak in the pen when the door is open and the chicks are free ranging. He eats as much as he can as quickly as possible. My other dog prefers the poop, eating it, and rolling in it. sickbyc

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