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disintegrated poop on poop board at night.

post #1 of 4
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I don't notice this is the yard, so hopefully it's something on my poop board 'eating' the hen's poop rather than an internal parasite.  When I clean up the poop board in the morning, several of the piles of poop look as if a parasite of some kind has been through the poop.  It's spread out in a pile of dry, fine, tiny crumbles. There's no noticeable parasites in the piles.

 

What could this be?  It's happened in both of my 2 coops.

Thanks,

Terri

post #2 of 4

Can you post pictures?

post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 

Here's  a picture  There's several 'piles' that are like this on the poop board in the morning..

 

 

Here's their normal poop:  

post #4 of 4

Flies, larvae and beetles can go through poo.

I would try to clean the board really well and maybe give it a very light dusting of something like Diatomaceous Earth (food grade) to see if that helps.

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