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Ducklings like to eat chicken poop!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by birdlover, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    [​IMG] Help! This is my first experience raising ducklings! They are now 4 1/2 weeks and in the coop with the chickens at night and free range part of the day with the chickens. Hence, there's lots of chicken poop around and they go for it like it's candy!! Have any of yours done this??!! Is it going to make them sick?!! I can't see penning them up to keep them from doing it but I also can't see combing the grass for chicken poop every day either! Advice, PLEASE, somebody!!

  2. Judymae

    Judymae Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2007
    Merit, Tx
    My ducks have always been with the chickens and ate their poop. So far we haven't had any problems at all. We have big healthy ducks. We get lots of eggs from'em.
  3. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    hmmm I thought about when they start laying eggs. So, you don't think eating chicken poop affects the make up of the eggs? I guess not if you're here to tell about it! [​IMG] Thank you for your reply; it helped me relax more.

    Last edited: Jun 15, 2007

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