1. Come check out hundreds of awesome coop pages (and a few that need suggestions) in our 2018 Coop Rating Project!

Dog poop and chickens

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

  1. sesa

    sesa Songster

    Mar 27, 2009
    Thurmont, Md
    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!!

    Nov 25, 2008
    [​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 Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
    S.E. AZ
    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 Songster

    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.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by