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Duck eating dog poo?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by fethr37, Jan 11, 2015.

  1. fethr37

    fethr37 In the Brooder

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    Probably not a good thing right? Noticed one of my Buffs nibling on a pile in the yard(a pile I missed picking up).. My ducks get a good diet so not sure why they feel the need to eat dog poo[​IMG]. Not something I want to think about while eating fried duck egg either but maybe it's not a big deal :dunno:
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    It may be a matter of what you are feeding your dogs - if it has ingredients that are passing through your dog undigested that would lead the ducks to be attracted to the piles as a source to forage through.
     
  3. fethr37

    fethr37 In the Brooder

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    Shouldn't be passing through them. My dogs get fed high quality rice and lamb formula.
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners 8 Years

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    I would not panic, but I would find a way to stop it. I have heard that letting the ducks eat cat feces is risky.
     
  5. fethr37

    fethr37 In the Brooder

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    I don't think I'll panic,lol, but it does kinda gross me out thinking about it..You can be sure I'll be scooping every pile I can to lessen the opportunity.
     
  6. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Crowing

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    Eww! That was my biggest fear with getting ducks or chickens. Mine ducklings sampled some but I chased them away and scooped it all up. I haven't had that problem again. My pekins never touched it, thank goodness.
     

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