Chickens eating dog poop

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by llnmaw, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. llnmaw

    llnmaw Chirping

    Feb 22, 2011
    Spokane, WA
    While I think it's pretty icky...really I'm concerned that it could be unhealthy for us! Is it okay for us to eat the eggs of poop feasting chickens?

    The yard is cleaned up, but it not always a daily thing. Or even if it a daily thing, the dogs will still go do a stealth poop and when the chickens are let out, it's like a magnet! (lest anyone suggest dog walking to avoid poop in the yard - they are walked 2x day. They prefer to poop in the yard apparently!)

    So...unhealthy or no big deal?

  2. Lurkeygirl2011

    Lurkeygirl2011 Chirping

    Apr 22, 2011
    I don't know about dog poop...

    But, my chickens free-range down in the barnyard where they scratch through poop... They are attracted to the poo piles, I don't think they are actually eating the poo, I think they are eating little bugs that live in and around the poo...

    I don't know about in your case though, if they are actually eating it...

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