Chickens eating dog food

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Ilovemyladies!, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. Ilovemyladies!

    Ilovemyladies! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My flock has now discovered dog food. Whenever I put a scoop of dog food in a pan for my dogs, they take over. And now they won't eat their own feed. How do I stop them from eating it and is it harmful?
    **The dog food is Ole Roy.

    -Shannon [​IMG]
     
  2. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    My dog eats the chicken feed, so I just figure fair's fair. So far it hasn't seemed to hurt either dog or chickens. The only way I know to get them to stop is to bring the dogs in to eat. We leave food down 24/7, so that doesn't work for us.
     
  3. CluckyJay

    CluckyJay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed the dogs and cats after the chickens put themselves up for the night. They will eat all their food if I don't do that.
     
  4. Ilovemyladies!

    Ilovemyladies! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our dog food is set out 24/7 also. So I guess they can eat it if they wanna.
     

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