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A poopy topic...

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Elly, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. Elly

    Elly Out Of The Brooder

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    I let my five girls free range for the better part of the day and they spend a lot of time in the horse pasture scratching and going crazy looking for bugs in the horse poop. I live in Southern Ont. and we have had several frost already so the bug count in these piles are next to nothing, yet the hens are stuffing their beaks....as far as I can tell with straight poop:eek:....is this noraml:confused:
     
  2. FLOWERPOT

    FLOWERPOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont know
    I just thought it is pretty funny [​IMG]
    Probably not for you though huh, Sorry
     
  3. Leah-yes I know I'm crazy

    Leah-yes I know I'm crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are not just looking for bugs. They are recycling the undigested seeds from hay. It's been going on since people first put horses/cows and chickens in the same place thousands of years ago. Not to worry.
     
  4. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    hello elly....where in southern ontario are you?...I know my gals are still finding lots of bugs here in Guelph
     
  5. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens will also eat undigested seeds, grain,etc, out of manure-- perhaps that's what they're finding and they just aren't particular if they get other "debris" along with their oats!
     
  6. Elly

    Elly Out Of The Brooder

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    I live west of Brantford...I guess there are a few bugs out here still, but it seems like they are getting more poop then bugs/grain:eek:
     

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