Chickens eating dog poop?!?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Roosters110, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. Roosters110

    Roosters110 Chirping

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    So yesterday I caught my chickens eating poop,yes poop.
    They cut back on actual feed and now are just being down right gross and eat certain piles of poop,seems to be the more favorable dry ones.
    What’s causing this and why are they doing it?!?It must stop!
     
  2. Roosters110

    Roosters110 Chirping

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    Also it’s certain ones.
     
  3. chickenmeadow

    chickenmeadow Crowing

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    Wow! Don't quite know what to say......... nope, still don't know what to say.......... my mouth is still hanging open. Oh, your rooster avatar is really gorgeous! Best wishes on that.:idunno
     
  4. sfgwife

    sfgwife Crowing

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    Scoop the dog poop or keep the away from the areas it is in. There is most likely just somethin undigested in it that they liked. Also... chickens hate piles of things.
     
  5. Ive seen chickens eat cow pies. What they are eating is the insects and nutrients in the poop. It's gross to us, so I would suggest that if you don't like it, you will have to clean up the dog poop daily before the chickens can get to it.
     

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