My Dog is eating chicken poop, is this harmful?

DiYMama540

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:gig I can't comment on whether this is necessarily "ok" but a lot of our dogs do it so...whatever. Just keep an eye out for worm symptoms in your pooch...diarrhea, dragging butt on the floor.
I have at least been able to break my terrier of rolling in it :barnieThere for a while she was really into Eau de Fecal :sick
 

BallyFarm

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What is the best way to deworm everyone? (This is my first year with chickens). I have not dewormed them yet. They have always appeared to be in good health though.
Hi! I have read that pumpkin seeds are great natural dewormer for chickens. So for the last four months they’ve been getting pumpkins which I’ve cut and they love them!
 

bigEgoat

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Not only do my dogs eat it but they seem to be pretty picky about which poops they eat look around until they find the one /ones they want LOL Usually animal worms are specific to their hosts except possibly roundworms so per cows won't infect goats etc....but with chickens not so sure
 

Cluckingitup

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Hi there.
My eight year old German Shepherd loves to eat chicken poop. I let my chickens out to forage for a bit about once a day (the rest of the time they are in their run) - and my dog seeks out any droppings that they have left behind. It is NASTY and I have had a hard time getting her to stop doing it. I am wondering if this could affect my dog's health. Can the poop harm her?
Thanks
I have 3 dogs and was just at the vet with one of them and asked this question. I was concerned with them getting salmonella. He said that unless they already have a compromised immune system, they should be fine. I try to stop them from eating chicken poo, but they find it as tasty as the treats I buy.
 
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