What's more dirty???

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by rirbrahma, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. rirbrahma

    rirbrahma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2011
    What's more dirty dogs or chickens? Every time I hold my chickens some says " eww, chickens are so filthy!"
    What's your opinion? I know it depends on how you care for your birds & dogs.
    I think my chickens are pretty clean. [​IMG]
    What do you think?
  2. duck&chickencrazy

    duck&chickencrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2008
    dogs are dirtier...I have seen my dogs roll in some pretty nasty stuff...chickens are always preening and cleaning themselves...
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2011
  3. LittleChickenLady

    LittleChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2011
    Clanton, Alabama
    I think dogs are more dirty.
    All the ones I have ever had always rolled in dead/rotting animals they found. [​IMG]

    My chickens are always really clean.
  4. rirbrahma

    rirbrahma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2011
    [​IMG] that's what I think too!! Also, dogs have fleas! My chickens are mite free! Haha
  5. Squishy

    Squishy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2011
    LOL well dogs only have fleas if you let them have fleas... most don't.

    I'd say... Dogs are cleaner. For the most part kept indoors, and since their inside, we bathe them a lot more frequently.
    Chickens are outside and only bathed when necessary.

    But I wouldn't call either one "dirty"... and it is all in how they are cared for [​IMG]
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    My dog occasionallly finds a rotten egg to roll in or eat. Or chicken, duck or goose poop. Then she wants to snuggle up to you [​IMG]

    Some of my chickens like to hop on my lap or shoulder, and they like to dust bathe, but I've yet to see them deliberately seeking out smelly stuff for their dust bath--they seem to prefer dry dirt or shavings.

    They all get baths as needed.
  7. gdawe5

    gdawe5 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 7, 2011
    Pigs are pretty clean compared to dogs then...
  8. bakerjw

    bakerjw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2010
    Johnson City, Tn
    My chickens are feathered mudballs at the moment and I don;t have a dog so I'd have to say chickens.

    It is raining here and the run in front of the coop is a mud pit. It'll get some gravel when it stops raining.
  9. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Keep some chicks in the house for a few weeks (OK, I guess it may have been months) and you will see how much dust and dirt they produce. My garage (yes they were in there too) is still a dusty mess.
  10. globug44203

    globug44203 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 5, 2011
    We raised 2 batches of peeps in our spare room in our house not knowing just how much dust the little animals can make...after that they were moved to the basement and as they got bigger it got worse (dust) so now we are in the process of adding a hatching room on to our coup so that the dust can stay there....I have 14 peeps and 1 adult chicken now and they are very clean and preening all the time but they poop where ever they get the urge....I have 3 mini pin (dogs) and they are keep in the house and even sleep with me and my husband and they are the cleanest dogs that I have ever had....Granted the one just loves deer poop [​IMG] It truely depends on the way they are raised and how much the owners love their animals and fowl....

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