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Thread: White grain looking things in poo?? UPDATE: Mystery solved!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalacreek View Post
    Yeah has to be whole cereal grain, wheat, barley or triticale springs to mind. Cereals are not grown in pods, they are grown in ears so those are not seed pods, just whole grain or seeds of the cereal plant. My dogs will scarf down whole grains if they can get into by storage containers.

    Farmers are harvesting over here and there is a lot of grain spilled on the side of roads and in paddocks. The birds get very heavy with grain and find it slow to lift off from the road when a truck comes.
    Interesting thoughts.

    The area I live in, all the farmers have beef or dairy cattle. I don't know anyone around here who does crops that need harvesting...

    We don't feed our cattle any kind of grain feed and my parents say the neighbours don't either. We haven't asked them though.

    Hmmm... Maybe I should strap that GoPro to her

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddogdodge View Post
    Interesting thoughts.

    The area I live in, all the farmers have beef or dairy cattle. I don't know anyone around here who does crops that need harvesting...

    We don't feed our cattle any kind of grain feed and my parents say the neighbours don't either. We haven't asked them though.

    Hmmm... Maybe I should strap that GoPro to her
    I would think someone is feeding grain or spilled some grain. I lived in dairy country and it was common practice to feed barley rations to high producing dairy cows in early lactation. I used to boil it and feed it to my horses as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalacreek View Post
    I would think someone is feeding grain or spilled some grain. I lived in dairy country and it was common practice to feed barley rations to high producing dairy cows in early lactation. I used to boil it and feed it to my horses as well.
    How would it get to my place though? Closest dairy place from me is about 2km.... Not far at all but I still don't see how that much grain would get on my property....

    We used to dairy years ago too... Dad got out of it... those early morning milkings in the middle of victorian winter... yuck! Plus, no days off from dairy cows

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    I vote going with the GoPro if it returns after the backyard isolation :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalacreek View Post
    Cereals are not grown in pods, they are grown in ears so those are not seed pods, just whole grain or seeds of the cereal plant.
    Quote Originally Posted by maddogdodge View Post
    The barley grass doesn't really have pods,
    Thank you Ladies ! Gone back and fixed it up !
    Good grief - What was I thinking !

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    FINALLY figured out this mystery!

    My Dad has been buying chook pellets from a different grain store to where my mum and I buy it. He manages feeding his chooks so I never looked at what he was buying. Same stuff as what we usually use (Barastoc Golden Yolk layer pellets) however for some reason the ones from this other store have grains all through the pellets!! Not what it's supposed to be like at all so I will be contacting the store and asking what the deal is!

    Dodge definitely has a habit of sneaking chook pellets, so I think that solves our grainy poo mystery!

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    That is so funny.

    The original poo pix - looked the same as my old horse poo - after he'd been fed oats. Ie dog eats whole grain - goes straight through unchanged. Ie one way to find out how long his cycle is - is to feed some canned sweet corn kernels....

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