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chipmunk droppings in feed

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jsny, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. jsny

    jsny New Egg

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    Hi new member here in southern catskills new york. I haven't had chickens since I was a kid. We got three rhode island red pullet hens two weeks ago and got our first egg yesterday labor day, hoping for another today for that first omelet. I have a chipmunk that is getting into the feeder and leaving droppings in there, does this pose a health risk to the hens?
     
  2. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! I would not say a health risk so much as, do you really want critters eating up your feed? If chipmunks can get in, then other nasties (like rats) can get in to eat eggs and other devious things!
     
  3. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  5. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Glad to meet you, welcome from Big Bear Ca. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. FarmCoe

    FarmCoe Flock Mistress

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    [​IMG] I don't think chipmunk poop is dangerous, but I would definately do some research [​IMG]
     
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us. Congrats on getting your first egg. Enjoy [​IMG]
     
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. [​IMG]
     
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    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia,CA and [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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