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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jrsqlc, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. jrsqlc

    jrsqlc Obsessed with Peafowl

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    ok for some reason my peakin ducks are finding and eating the dog poo! WHY??
    This dont seem good to me, is it??

    i do not let them do it, but for some odd reason, they always find some and i have to run them off.

    What causes this?

    thanks everyone!!
     
  2. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    Dog poo is semi digested dog food that has protein. Most dog food has a lot of grain that dogs can't digest also.
     
  3. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    PS crab nasty on the thought of it.
     
  4. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    My ducks are not touching our dog poo. I would try a different dog food brand. We are using Purina Beneful dry food and canned dog food. I think I would freak out, if my ducks ate dog poo.
     
  5. percyj

    percyj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol my dog already eats goose poo, if the geese ate his poo it would be like a poo potluck. So many different kinds to try! Duck: your poo looks delish mind if I have a bite? Dog: sure, go ahead, yours looks divine too.
     
  6. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

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    Ironically our golden retriever is also after duck poo. He does get into trouble (yelled at) for it, so he does know better.
     
  7. smurfboe

    smurfboe Out Of The Brooder

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  8. LuckyDuck411

    LuckyDuck411 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes my pekins and my dogs eat each others left overs too. I just pick up my dog's poop and firmly correct the dogs. Its probably not the best thing for them considering all the parasites found in fecal matter, but its not the easiest thing to stop when they share a yard.
     
  9. jrobertson

    jrobertson Robertson's Rare Poultry

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    i have 3 chihuahuas that stay in the house and whenever we let them out to use the bathroom, tyson and harley always go and find some wonderful duck or chicken poo to eat. you know what they say, "out with the old, in with the new." but it's still gross.
     
  10. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Quote:[​IMG] I'm very happy that I wasn't eating when I read that. [​IMG]
     

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