The Message Board for Pet Chicken People
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It may sound gross but our chickens will sit by our back door when we let them out of their coop and do their business on the patio. As soon as we let our dogs out they're trying to eat the chicken poo!
Does anyone know why they're eating it? Does it taste good to them? TIA!
Mine do it too. It may even be that they derive some nutritional benefit from coprophagy. For instance, rabbits ingest their own soft pellets to obtain the B vitamins, so dogs aren't the only ones that eat poop.
Another possibility, eating the chicken poop may be instinctive, as a way to mask their own smell--a good thing from a predator's standpoint. One thing is for sure, dogs do not have as many taste buds as people do, so the taste of poop can't be as offensive to them.
MINE LIKE TO ROOL IN IT! IT'S NASTY!!!!
hey guys... this is just plain ol
I saw a Mythbusters about germs.... they cultered a whole bunch of places including their dogs tongue... and the dogs tongue was cleaner
Yep, my dog does it too. We don't know why so we decided he does it just cause he's nasty. But we love him anyway.
LOL Show me a dog that DOESN'T eat chicken poop!! Or any poo, for that matter!!!
The best reason I ever heard for that is......they`re trying to get the taste of their butt out of their mouth,LOL
IDK why dogs do it. That is why I'm a cat person.
they eat chicken poop because they arent getting sufficient nutrients
hope it helps
I asked my dog why he eats chicken poopoo and you know what he said?...
He said that we give all the good leftovers to the chickens and that eating their poopoo is the only way to get a share.
Also, he said that he hoped it would stop us from making him give us kisses since his normal bad breath didn't seem to be doing the trick!
So now I offer him a bite of what I'm throwing out to the birds, and have definitely stopped asking for anymore kisses !
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