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Chicken droppings and dogs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SarahBee, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. SarahBee

    SarahBee In the Brooder

    Apr 22, 2012
    Not sure if this is the right spot to put this question.... I have 6 chickens that are in a coop/run most of the time, and I let them free range in our 1/2 acre yard for about 2 hours a day. I'm in the process of applying to adopt a 4 year old pug, and the owner is very concerned about the health risks of a dog being around chicken poop (stepping it and then licking his paws). Can anyone provide me with some info on this? Is this something we need to worry about?

    My girls really spread out all over the yard so the poop is pretty well spread out, I rarely step in it when I'm out in the yard.

    Thank you in advance for any input or advice :)

  2. Eggsitter

    Eggsitter In the Brooder

    Aug 10, 2012
    southern maine
    My dog eats the poop. Vet said it would have to be massive amt of poop to hurt him. Wary of drugs given to chickens but I don't do that. High nitrogen in dog's pee grows grass.
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  3. Biologrady

    Biologrady Chirping

    Apr 12, 2012
    Not a problem if the dog is on the type of monthly heartworm pills that covers other worms too.
  4. SarahBee

    SarahBee In the Brooder

    Apr 22, 2012
    That's great news!! Thank you so much.
  5. kathleen521

    kathleen521 Hatching

    Jun 21, 2011
    Flagstaff, AZ
    My dog eats the chicken poop sometimes too, no problems other than horrid chicken poo scented gas...
  6. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Crowing

    Mar 7, 2011
    Finger Lakes, NY
    My Beagles spend ages in the coop eating the poop when I'm not around! The only ill effects are to the owner who has to share space with the dogs late at night............

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