Poop question!!??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sadies0111, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. sadies0111

    sadies0111 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 18, 2010
    Hi, I have six 4 month old pullets that free range a few hours per day. I also have two dogs who love to eat their poop. Yuck! Anyways, I know it is common to have poop-eating dogs, but can they get worms or other diseases from eating the poop? And, I have two young kids who get occasional kisses from the dogs, or feed the dogs treats. Can they pass chicken poop diseases to my kids? Anybody ever have any issues like this, or talked to the vet about this? Thank you.
  2. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    i hate it when my dog eats chicken poop!! gross! [​IMG]
    its probably not the greatest. you can always talk to your kids doctors.?
    gross as it sounds, i think its sort of normal. but kissing the dog. well i admit i have in the past. but.....i really shouldnt [​IMG]
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    If your chickens have worms, your dog will get them. That's why when I worm them once a year during their molt, I always worm the dog too.

    And yes, it's possible if the dog got something from the chickens that it could pass it on to your kids. But I wouldn't worry, it's been going on for centuries and we're still here.
  4. scarletbaby

    scarletbaby Out Of The Brooder

    May 23, 2010
    Maybe you could try spraying the poop with one of those sprays used to stop dogs from chewing. It might work? :hmm
  5. sadies0111

    sadies0111 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 18, 2010
    I don't think I can stop the dogs from eating the poop, as disgusting as that is, but I am concerned about the dogs getting sick, or even getting my kids sick with chicken poop bacteria.
  6. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    your dog can get wormd that way. I dont know about passing anything to the kids. I worm all the critters on the farm 2x yearlyall at the same time.

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