Our Dog's Obsessive Habit - Help?!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Picky Chicky, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. Picky Chicky

    Picky Chicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our year old German Shep has taken a major liking to trying to seek out the chicken poop pile. I know this can't be good for her, but I'm concerned about just how bad it might be. Aside from sealing it all in a plastic garbage bag, I've been trying to keep her away from the compost pile.

    Any suggestions? Also, can you tell me if this is quite dangerous for her or harmless?

    I was feeling a little lazy about searching the message boards... hoping this isn't a big repeat.
     
  2. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

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    It's pretty common & wont do her harm apart from giving her worms & bad breath. I'd just put a little fence around the compost patch.
     
  3. sunnydee

    sunnydee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My lab has taken a taste to chicken poo too. When I free range them, she goes right behind them acting like a pooper scooper!

    She used to get into our cats' litter box too until she learned that was a "bad dog" thing to do.

    I have not figured out a way to stop her either. I guess as long as your dog is healthy and is wormed..there shouldn't be any problems. At least that is what I am going by!
     
  4. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Chicken poop is like candy for a dog. For them the joy of eating chicken poop is only surpassed by the joy of eating that other delicacy, cat poop.
     
  5. Picky Chicky

    Picky Chicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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