Dog eating poo

PD-Riverman

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Any body had their dogs get sick eating chicken poo? We've recently been free ranging and when we let the dog out afterwards he immediately starts eating their poop.
Most dogs eat chicken poop----like a treat for them. My dog eats a lot less of it now that I keep her a pan of chicken feed(which she eats) at her feeding spot.
 

rookhomestead

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If you have chicks with coccidiosis, it could be passed to a puppy. Adult dogs aren't usually bothered by it. Their GI tract just pushes it out. my dogs love chicken poo too. it makes their poo stink, and might give them loose stool if they eat a lot.
 

WVForestGrl

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All my dogs eat poo, it's just what they do. My newest, however, eats so much it makes her sick (she reprocesses it and spreads it throughout the house):th. Now she wears a plastic basket muzzle whenever she goes in the yard.
 

PD-Riverman

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That surprises me. No sickness at all? What if a bird has worms or other ailments?
I do not usually have sick chickens, but if I did----it would be quarantined and kept away from the others at a LONG distance----and the dog is not allowed in the quarantine area.

Just for info I been raising chickens for 1/2 a century---every dog I have had has eat some chicken poop-----never seen a problem from it. I did try the GP I got now with the chicken feed and it seems to be working great----she lives with the chickens---except the chickens are looked in their pens at night and she patrols the outside area.
 

biophiliac

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Im 44. I know dogs eat poop. But he goes crazy for chicken poop.thought because it's poultry carry certain things like salmonella that dogs could get sick eating their feces.
You are right, it is a fair question! I was just thinking back on how many times I've tried to discourage poop eating...and how unsuccessful I've been! No harm ever came to the naughty canines, but I wouldn't say its impossible. I'm 64;)
 

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