Dumb dog won't stop eating chicken poop!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Bobby Ray, May 5, 2012.

  1. Baggagolers

    Baggagolers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2012
    That about says it all. Nothing you can really do about it except......DON"T LET HIM SNEAK ATTACK YOU AND GET HIS TONGUE IN YOUR MOUTH!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 6, 2012
  2. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 28, 2011
    Both my dogs eat and roll in the chicken poop outside! Bleh!

    They also eat cat poop when the door to the litter boxes is left open. We specially made a door for the cats to get under, but our dogs are too big. My kids will sometimes forget to shut this door and the dogs go crazy and dig it out of the 3 litter boxes for our 3 cats before we get to it.
  3. kara_leigh

    kara_leigh Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2011
    Bradleyville, MO
    I talked to my vet about this b/c when we first got our dog she would eat cow poop (then proceed to vomit it back up on our carpet *gag*) and chicken poop, and the vet said dogs just do that, and since we give her Interceptor which prevents roundworm, hook worm, and whipworm, she will be fine. She said as long as you keep the dog wormed (for me, mainly b/c she would eat cow poop), there isn't anything to worry about.
  4. Tigertrea

    Tigertrea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2012
    LaSalle Ontario Canada
    mmmmm....kitty crunchies....every dog's fave! I've heard such stories about how sneaky dogs can be to get their daily kitty crunchy!

    As for them getting sick...I can't think off hand of anything chickens can pass on to dogs. Besides possible gastro-intestinal upset that is.
  5. Achickenwrangler#1

    Achickenwrangler#1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 7, 2011
    west virginia
    Yes,so true, snacking happy on those kitty treats.
    Recently I built a raised planter out of rr ties and cleaned out the coop into it letting it age...naturally I just dumped everything in and poop was all over the ties, where I eventually plan to sit, but just today, I noticed the rain and what else could have cleaned off the poop so nicely?! There's plenty of clean places to sit now!
  6. Amarisus

    Amarisus Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    Fallbrook CA
    My dog always rolls in chicken poop! I've never seen her eat it but she follows them around and she finds the biggest turd and rubs her face all over it...I don't understand! what purpose could that possibly serve!! [​IMG]and the worst part is that she's only 6 lbs so one chicken turd is like half her body lol But she's never been sick from it and she does it all the time I just have to bathe her ever day [​IMG]
  7. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 24, 2009
    Its normal for a dog to do that (sigh [​IMG])

    Your dog won't get sick. Eating poop is part of the natural diet for dogs. He is doing you a favour cleaning up.

    My poodle mix dog will eat a much as she can. I also have doves and the dog will go under the hanging cages and have a good much on all the stuff under there. Then she will come and try to give me kisses!!!!!!
  8. dainerra

    dainerra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2011

    this one is easy. They roll in it to mask their smell. Prey animals won't be as likely to smell a predator that smells like chicken poop as they would a clean one :) It's just a leftover behavior from their wild hunting days
  9. Florida_country_boy

    Florida_country_boy Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 17, 2011
    Tampa, Fl
    both my dog and chickens are poop eaters. The chickens love to scratch through horse poop, and the dog loves the chicken poop.
  10. Amarisus

    Amarisus Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    Fallbrook CA
    Ya that makes sense now that you mention it I just never imagine this dog doing anything "wild" she's got about as much prey drive as a newborn calf lol She loves everybody and everything, except other dogs [​IMG]go figure...

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