Chicks eating horse pies?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by P-Funk, May 19, 2011.

  1. P-Funk

    P-Funk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently noticed my girls digging through the horse droppings in the pasture. They only go for the 'fresh' ones. They must be looking for the tiny flies these piles seem to produce. How bad can that be?
     
  2. MrsRevDr

    MrsRevDr Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm so glad there wasn't a photo included in this post.
     
  3. Player Hater

    Player Hater Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. jason_mazzy

    jason_mazzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it is perfectly fine for them. They would be looking for bugs and undigested grains. No big deal.
     
  5. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    LOL....thats why we first got chickens. I was tired of scooping the paddock. Let those little things loose and I never had a pony-pie last more than an hour after that.
     
  6. P-Funk

    P-Funk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks all. I was worried they might get sick. Camelot I love not cleaning the paddock every weekend, and MrsRev, I'll take a picture just for you;)
     
  7. puredelite

    puredelite Chillin' With My Peeps

    No biggie at all! Chickens have been doing that since people started keeping them. My grandpa used to throw cracked corn on piles of cowpies in the pasture to encourage the chickens to spread the manure on the field. Chicken's are gross that way- like a pig they will eat just about anything!
     
  8. jason_mazzy

    jason_mazzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    great way to spread manure!
     
  9. P-Funk

    P-Funk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It just occured to me I wasted 14K on a new tractor!
     
  10. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

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    My chickens go to pasture and do the same thing ( gross ), but it's good for the soil [​IMG] .
     

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