Dog eating chicken poop

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by dmcmorris, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. dmcmorris

    dmcmorris New Egg

    Aug 6, 2011
    My golden retriever is cleaning up after my flock of free ranging chickens. Besides being disgusting, I expect this is unhealthy as well. Any suggestions on how to discourage this?
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens


    I have not found any.

    They - the dogs - seem to enjoy it most when I am outside. The dogs can be out all day long with the chickens and seem to ignore poop.

    The moment I step outside, it like a bet between the Corso and Border Collie to see who can scarf down more. [​IMG]

    I try not to watch. [​IMG]
  3. Keara

    Keara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2009
    if you find a way let me know. My Chessie loves the frozen chicken poop, and you know when he's been eating it 'cuz he starts to drool like crazy!
  4. Heiko27

    Heiko27 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2011
    Hmm my dog eats it regularly and is not ever on de-wormer or anything. She does seem to fart bad if she eats a lot of it, but seems fine
  5. chickmashnoon

    chickmashnoon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah, my doxie will get a big chunk and then after she tries to lick me in the face! ugh [​IMG]. The chickens poop on the porch and then it freezes and the dogs seem to think they are tiny DQ Dilly bars. What a treat! The only thing I think might be really dangerous is transfer of worms, but since my chicks don't have worms i'm hoping there is no ill effect from poo.
  6. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
    I read that they do it because it has extra protein in it. Whatever the reason, it's gross. My dogs eat cow poop too, and I've actually seen the cow eat chicken poop. Animals can be so disgusting sometimes. [​IMG]
  7. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

    Jan 8, 2011
    Tampa Area, Florida
    [​IMG] This is why I have a cat.
  8. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    I feel your pain - my JRT does this too. Blech.
  9. itsmechrissy

    itsmechrissy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2011
    SE Wisconsin
    My dog doesn't eat it but he LOVES to rolelin it...... I swear he hates smelling like doggy shampoo, as soon as bathtime is over he goes in search of some poop to roll in....sigh

    Note: my dog likes compost piles too, when he was young he'd take off on us once in a while and we could normally count on finding him rolling in the neighbors compost pile.
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2011
  10. carolinagirl58

    carolinagirl58 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    Lugoff, SC
    I think all dogs do this. My Anatolian Shepherds follow my sheep around so they can get their sheep poop factory fresh. Ewwwwwwww
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2011

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