Can dogs get sick from eating chicken poop?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by poonam, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. poonam

    poonam Out Of The Brooder

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    I have combed through this forum, and some others online and can't seem to get a definitive answer. My neighbor's dog seems to pooping strangely for a week now, and she occasionally eats chicken poop. I am wondering if it's possible for her to get worms, parasites from the hens.

    thank you!
     
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  2. Blue Ninja

    Blue Ninja Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, they can pick up parasites from just about anything in the environment.
     
  3. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my dog eats chicken poo all the time. He doesn't seem to be too adversely affected, but yes, they can pick up parasites from eatting chicken poo. Then again, they can pick up strange things from all over their environment.
     
  4. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

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    YUP, they can and do get worms and heavens knows what else from eating chicken poop. I have a dog that I have to worm every month because of this....YUCK! [​IMG]
     
  5. Covey Rise Plantation

    Covey Rise Plantation Out Of The Brooder

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    No..The dogs will not be affected by any of the parasites that chickens have,
     

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