HELP! My Dogs love Chicken Poo!

SanClementeChick

In the Brooder
12 Years
Feb 28, 2007
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I am a Chicken newbie and at first I worried my Dogs would go after the girls, but that has not been a problem. 2 of my 3 dogs love to eat the poo, the fresher the better! YUCK!
Any ideas on ways to discourage them? I keep a hose outside so I can hose down my patio. I usually hose it at least 3 times a day, but the girls wander the whole yard most days when I am home. They have a breatiful coop and fenched in run the stay in when we are gone.
I am also worried the dogs will get worms. I am using only organic feed, and I have never wormed the girls since getting them as day old chicks. I do use food grade DE in the food and inside the coop and run. I have never given my dogs DE but I heard it is ok. Anyone know how much DE per pound of dog and how often do you give it?
Thanks for the Help
San ClementeChick
 

Acre of Blessings

Canning/Sewing Addict
11 Years
Apr 3, 2008
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Sorry I had to laugh somewhere in there. That's yucky! I feel for you. Just make sure no one gives the dog a doggy kiss. Double Yuck!
 

redhen

Kiss My Grits...
Premium Feather Member
11 Years
May 19, 2008
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My dogs love poo too!...chicken/pig/goat/cat....
....
...then they wanna come give me a big wet one!....
....
 

hensdeliverthegoods

Songster
12 Years
Dec 18, 2007
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My dog does that too...I call them her Chicken McNuggets.
I can't catch her fast enough to prevent her from getting some, so I just check her for cocci now and then and do my best to prevent her nibbling....
 

[email protected]@2four

Songster
11 Years
Mar 12, 2008
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ALL 5 of my dogs do it! And they like to roll in it...they come inside acting like I should be petting them with chicken doo all caked under their necks and their breath reeking of fresh chicken poo....
They're disgusting....
 

Ladysonja

Songster
11 Years
Jul 29, 2008
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2
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Porter, Texas
Kitty Box Crunchies or Chicken Box Crunchies - what ever you call them, my Box/Mix loves them - then again she licks frogs too.

Like you, SanClementeChick , I have the same problem


My girls stay in the coop/run, but my box mix will lick up a chicken fresh crunchie any chance she gets. I try to discourage her as much as possible, but she has such tender feelings (Boxer side of nature) that I just try to be firm and end up shaking my head.

All you can do is what you are currently doing and keep an eye on the chickens and the dogs for cocci.

Think twice about lovable doggie kisses!

Good Luck!
 

MagsC

Queen Of Clueless
11 Years
Jul 27, 2008
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Minnesota
I cant think of any dog that wouldnt love chicken poo (or cat poo), given the chance.
 

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