What about dry cat food?

Straykitty2

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My rooster occasionally eats my cats dry food, not a lot, but I'm wondering if this could cause him to have diarrhea? Not every time he poops just now & then throughout the day. Most of the time it is solid and looks normal. His every day food is pellets and scratch.
 

Mutt Farm

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an occasional cat food snack shouldn't hurt your roo. Chickens eat the odest things with no harm. As long as it's just a little and he has high quality food available I see no harm.
 

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Thanks for getting back to me. He eats every little of the cat food so I won't be concerned about it now. His regular diet is pellets, scratch and plenty of water.
If your pellets are of adequate protein to offest the scratch, he shouldn't need the cat food.

I see you're in AZ, hot weather can make them drink more water which loosens the stool....it's how they shed heat from the body.
 

Straykitty2

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Oh maybe that's way he has some diarrhea because of the water he drinks. He eats so very little of the cat food that it probably has nothing to do with it. We've been exceptionally cold in AZ this winter, but come summer he'll probably drink more. Of course, as he lives mostly in the house the heat probably won't be much of a problem. Actually I didn't get him until he was 9 months old so he was raised outdoors during the summer.
 

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