My chicken is eating my other chickens pooh!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jamesg737, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. Jamesg737

    Jamesg737 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,
    I gave my chickens some food mix containing a variety of seeds. Later on they started to poop out the seeds and one of my chickens started to eat the seeds which were in the poop. Will that give my chicken diseases?? Will it make my chicken sick??
    Any answers?
     
  2. torilovessmiles

    torilovessmiles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They'll do that. A little poo won't hurt them. The only thing to really worry about from it is coccidiosis, which usually does not occur in adults. It also requires a lot more poo-eating than picking out undigested seeds, it's usually poopy waterers that lead to it.
     

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