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I just got these cuties from a country store

They ate barnevelders. I got them yesterday, well I noticed their poop was a beige mucusy poop. They are also very chirpy.. Could there be something wrong? . I'm getting probiotics and electrolytes and they're not cold.
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That's the usual color of their poops.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #3 of 7
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Originally Posted by oldhenlikesdogs View Post

That's the usual color of their poops.
Never seen it in my 6 years of breeding and raising.
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Their poop is changing to correct color, but they are still really noisy
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Mucus comes from the colon. The dark color in poop comes from bile pigment.

So, a little stress colitis-->increased mucus in poop, sometimes poop is more watery as well
Bile is secreted/released based on the fat content of a meal; less fat-->lighter colored stool
Bile pigments are mostly reabsorbed by the intestines and "recycled" back into the bile (not all of them, that's why poop is usually brownish). A slower transit time (not unusual when digestive tracts are just starting up) can allow more pigment to be reabsorbed and also result in lighter poop color.

I am starting to think that I know way too much about ****!
post #6 of 7
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I am starting to think that I know way too much about ****!

As long as you don't start publishing "scratch n sniff" articles in any chicken magazines, you'll be ok :D

 

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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Originally Posted by Jensownzoo View Post

Mucus comes from the colon. The dark color in poop comes from bile pigment.

So, a little stress colitis-->increased mucus in poop, sometimes poop is more watery as well
Bile is secreted/released based on the fat content of a meal; less fat-->lighter colored stool
Bile pigments are mostly reabsorbed by the intestines and "recycled" back into the bile (not all of them, that's why poop is usually brownish). A slower transit time (not unusual when digestive tracts are just starting up) can allow more pigment to be reabsorbed and also result in lighter poop color.

I am starting to think that I know way too much about ****!
Oh ok, thank you
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