Dog poop and chickens

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by sesa, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. sesa

    sesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The area I'm going to have my chicken tractor in is also the area that my dogs use as a bathroom. Will it hurt the chicks if they ingest some of the dried dog poop that is laying around?
     
  2. Blue Skys

    Blue Skys Hi Mom!!

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    [​IMG] I'm not a professional, but the only problem I could think of is worms. But if they are in the same general area, they will be exposed to the same parasites anyway I would think, so no big deal because most everything has parasites that do not infest to cause a problem. They would probably prefer to eat grass and stuff rather than poo, so I never thought about it being a concern. Maybe someone else has a better answer. [​IMG]
     
  3. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens graze in the minefield regularly. They don't touch the mines. I guess they are pickier that I thought.[​IMG]
     
  4. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Everything I've seen says that most parasites are animal specific- so, the things that get your dogs sick probably wouldn't hurt the chickens, and vice versa.
     

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