New puppy

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by cknmom, May 7, 2007.

  1. cknmom

    cknmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We just got a new puppy on Sun. Today he was out with me when I let the chickens out for the day. He decided that he liked to eat chicken poop! I have shooed him away several times today. Will it hurt him if he eats it? I don't figure it will with all the gross things dogs eat, but I wasn't sure, thought that I should check.
     
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    [​IMG] I don't know if it's bad for them or not. My dogs practically follow the chickens around waiting for a "treat" and nothing has happened to them. I'm assuming that if your chickens had worms they could pass them onto the dogs.
     
  3. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as the manure is parasite free it is actually beneficial. It provides gut bacteria.... kinda like yogurt does.
     
  4. Payette

    Payette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No. Our dog eats chicken poo all the time. The gross part is his breath and when he licks us.
     

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