Is it okay to do this?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by newbie32, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. newbie32

    newbie32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to let my chickens out of the run but I have a dog and he has poo all over the yard. I will not make a dog run. Is it okay for my chickens-and my dog-to be around each others poo? Dogs will eat other dogs poo, will they eat my chicken poo? Will my chickens eat my dog poo?
     
  2. TTracy

    TTracy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My dogs act as if chicken poop is the BEST thing on earth!! Its so gross! I am always yelling at them, "Norman, stop that!!" One of my dogs has a very sensitive stomach, have to buy him special food...chicken poop doesn't seem to bother him..go figure!!!
    As for my chickens, I have never seen them even look at the dogs poop!
     
  3. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My birds will eat almost anything even dog poo. I keep my dogs in a large fenced area,when I do let them in the chicken yard they don't eat the poo but love to roll in it.I don't let the chickens in the dog run because I don't want to eat eggs from birds that eat poo.[​IMG]
     
  4. newbie32

    newbie32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I should not let my chickens out then. My dog needs the yard more than the chickens do[​IMG]
     
  5. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Clean up the poo.
     
  6. newbie32

    newbie32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We do every Saturday
     
  7. sn0wwhite

    sn0wwhite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My dog eats the chicken poo but the chickens have no interest In his poo.
     
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  8. newbie32

    newbie32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I should try to see if they eat each others poo. Could I train my dog not to eat their poo but verbal commands? Anyone do this before?
     
  9. sn0wwhite

    sn0wwhite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would try, but I had no luck with my dog. I just end up doing a yard sweep for poo twice a day to minimize it.
     
  10. TTracy

    TTracy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont understand? How much poop is in your yard? Maybe you should clean it up for sanitary reasons. For decades chickens have been let to free range on farms. Farms with dogs, cats, goats, sheep, cows, horses, etc..and they all poop. I have never heard of a flock of chickens making a bee line for poop and only poop?!
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