We have two dogs, ~3 years old. They are pound dogs, but have some kind of pointer in them. We live on 10 acres of woods, and have about 1/2 acre of grass. The dogs have the run of the grass and about 2-3 acres around our house (invisible fence). We got a couple outside cats about a year ago...and the dogs eat the cat poop like its a treat. My wife and I recently started discussing chickens (we have quail, thinking about chickens as well). What I thought would be awesome would be putting the chicken coup inside the dog run, letting the chickens free range during the day, training the dogs/cats not to attack the chickens, and then basically giving the dogs the "job" of protecting the chickens. Keeping outside animals away primarily. My concern is, how much do I need to worry about the dogs finding the chicken poop and eating it...anyone have any experience with this? We've been through several rounds of the dogs getting some type of worm (two recent episodes since the cats arrived) and we've seen them eating the cat poop. On walks in the woods they will eat deer poop too unless they are yelled at - so I'm thinking the probability of them eating chicken poop is high...but am curious if maybe it's not something that ever happens in dogs?