My husband was out with the chickens this morning with our daughter and came inside the house, where I was making beds, to let me know that Dottie Speckles is eating chicken poop. He went on to tell me that it was a big wet nasty fresh poop!
I know that dogs eat poop. I know that people eat strange things too. I had never really thought about chickens, but I guess they can too. Sometimes, animals and humans will eat strange things because they are deficient in certain nutrients or vitamins. As a quickly growing bird, 14 week old Dottie Speckles, might be missing out out something. So, I decided to add some vitamins and electrolytes to the food. I added extra grit, just in case she was recycling grit from someone’s poop. I also gave them some yogurt, to help balance any abnormal bacterial levels in her gastrointestinal tract.
I hope that these few measure will make a difference. However, no matter what you do, there are some animals that just tend to do gross things! I hope I can get the message across to Dottie Speckles that eating poop is just not ladylike.