Donkey ate chicken poop

LlamaGirl4

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ill be posting at backyardherds too but I’d thought I’d post here as well. So early this morning I let my chickens out for a little bit and went inside to do something. I came back and found about 5-8 hens in the donkey/goat barn. I chased them out and checked around to clean up the poop. I put all the chickens in the coop and went back inside.

Fast forward-about 30 mins ago I went to the donkey/goat barn to check on the new goats and found an egg nestled in the hay bin for the donkeys. There was also poop in the hay *sigh* I had to throw away perfectly fine hay. I took the egg out and handed it to my brother who had been trailing along. I told my brother to lock the barn door for right now so the donkeys don’t eat the poop while I get the wheelbarrel. The wheelbarrel was near the duck pen and after getting it and waking back it took about 15 mins. The barn door was open but I guess I wasn’t really paying attention. I came in and my oldest donkey who is 15 y.o. was eating out of the hay feeder with chicken poop in it. I ran over and moved the donkey. She has eaten most of the hay. My brother must of gotten sidetracked and not closed the door :rolleyes: :barnie I quickly put the rest of the hay in the wheelbarrel and moved it to our livestock dumpster. I asked my brother if he closed the door and he “forgot”. The donkey had to of eaten chicken poop. I don’t know if chicken poop is bad for donkeys and I could be worrying over nothing but Ijdk.
Like I said I’ll be posting on backyardherds soon but I’d thought I’d try here.
 

PirateGirl

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As long as you were not medicating your chickens and/or they don't have worms, I really don't think there is anything to worry about. My dog eats chicken poop daily, she literally circles to coop and eats every bit she can get to that come through the fence. It's gross, but probably not going to cause any harm in small quantities.
 

LlamaGirl4

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We use chicken poop for fertilizer. So if it can go on a garden meant for human consumption, your donkey will be fine. Dog's eat their own poop all time and they are fine too. Donkey will be ok, just might have chicken poop breath!
As long as you were not medicating your chickens and/or they don't have worms, I really don't think there is anything to worry about. My dog eats chicken poop daily, she literally circles to coop and eats every bit she can get to that come through the fence. It's gross, but probably not going to cause any harm in small quantities.
Thanks. I was hoping it was no biggee.
 

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