Dog eating poo..

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by rjrinehart, Jun 8, 2017.

  1. rjrinehart

    rjrinehart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So figuring most people have dogs on their farms or yards, is hoping someone can help. I have three dogs all whom eat chicken dropping and also the feed. It's layer feed with cracked corn in it and they love eating it. My question is, is it normal for my youngest dog, she is almost 4 months to be consuming so much that when she poos it's diarrhea with lots of obvious chicken feed in it?
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    I am not a vet, but dogs eat chicken poop, If the 4 month old has just started eating it/feed it might not be agreeing with its stomach, if it has been eating it and just got a upset stomach--I would look for other problems---worms maybe?? OR maybe you need to try another dog feed---maybe she don't like hers?
     
  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    I think that there is something going on with this dog other than the chicken poo and the feed. She should not be having diarrhea. But, you should limit her intake of both, if at all possible. My dog is fond of my bird's FF, and loves to snack on poo. Never kiss a dog on the lips.
     
  4. pitbullmomma

    pitbullmomma Overrun With Chickens

    I am a vet. There are plenty of bacteria and parasites a dog can get from eating poop. You should take your dog to your vet and give him a fecal sample to run. And don't let your dogs eat the poop and feed. It's not good for them....especially with a puppy who has specific nutritional needs, if it's alot of feed it can cause nutritional imbalance.

    Hope this helps~

    Cindi
     
  5. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    I think a dog will eat a little chicken poop but not a lot unless its hungry. I do not like for my dog to eat it, but a bite here and there happens. Now my GP dog will take the tops off the feed buckets to eat some of the chicken feed. But she does not eat a lot.
     

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