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Bird Feces and Davening

Can one learn or pray in front of bird “poop’ or dung?


As long as there is no foul smell emanating from the feces there is no problem to learn and pray in front of it. See Shulchan Aruch O:C 79 4-7 that the feces of animals generally do not pose a problem in the event there is no smell. There are some exceptions to this rule, see there for details regarding roosters, donkeys and other animals.

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