chickens pecking through poop

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mendozer, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. mendozer

    mendozer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i know this is common on farms with cowpies. do they like to pick through dog poop?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Yup, they're probably looking for bugs.
     
  3. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens don't peck thru dog poo..but they will scratch thru the compose pile where I have bunny and horse poo.. I think they are looking for fly larva and seeds that have pasted thru...
     
  4. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our dogs eat the birdseed that falls from the feeders. So the chickens peck through it to get the seed.
     
  5. mendozer

    mendozer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh ok but since my dog doesnt do that i guess there's no reason to. although he eats lots of fruits/veggies. i can gather rabbit poop from the front yard and give it to them.
     
  6. alhanse77

    alhanse77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My dogs join the chickens when I toss scratch grains onto the patio. At the risk of sounding too graphic, the chickens only peck through the dog poop that has scratch grains in it. [​IMG] I have since learned to either supervise scratch snacks so the dogs don't eat it too, or give it to them more discreetly.
     

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