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Can chickens pass disease onto dogs?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wooklet, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. wooklet

    wooklet Chillin' With My Peeps

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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!
     
  2. Heatherberry

    Heatherberry Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
     
  3. my3chickens

    my3chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    daddysgirlz Out Of The Brooder

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    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!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    mine also! my grand-puppy thinks it's like finding candy in the grass. [​IMG]
     
  6. Tigerjane

    Tigerjane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mmaddie's mom :

    mine also! my grand-puppy thinks it's like finding candy in the grass. [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  7. allmypeeps

    allmypeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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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!!!!!
     
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  8. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:also [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2010
  9. wooklet

    wooklet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks, I would be very interested to see that!
     

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