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HELP...chick poop looks like chocolate pudding???

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I just notice one of my 5-7 day old bantams has poop that looks like chocolate pudding that just started today. No pasty butt, but I can see the vent seems to be constantly working...should I be concerned and keep an eye on her, or is this something that need attention right away?? What should I do, or what do I need to correct this problem?


Edited by Rooster61 - 3/28/11 at 10:47am
post #2 of 9

mine do that when they get upset or a bit stressed out

Sus
mom to one 12yo, 3 dogs,1 cat and a flock of 24 and 4 little peepers

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post #3 of 9
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They shouldn't be stressed at all, nothing has changed in the brooder over the last 3 days and their in the spare bedroom with the door closed so no one can bother them. They all get along really well, sleep and play fine.

post #4 of 9

mine will do it if one of the dogs barks a little loud or if they get spooked they've done it when i've come in and they've been asleep

Sus
mom to one 12yo, 3 dogs,1 cat and a flock of 24 and 4 little peepers

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post #5 of 9

It's called ceceal (cecal) poo and it's entirely normal.  Happens every 6 to 10 movements, as a means to flushing out their digestive tract.

Guide to chicken poo:

http://www.chat.allotment.org.uk/index.php?topic=17568.0


Edited by gritsar - 3/28/11 at 12:35pm

If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever - Winnie the Pooh
I'll never develop a thick skin.  Thick skin leads to a hard heart and I never want to be one of those people.
A slave to LF brahmas, seramas, cochins, sebrights, bredas and call ducks.  R.I.P. Dragon, the crossbeak.  Thank you for teaching me so much about life.

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If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever - Winnie the Pooh
I'll never develop a thick skin.  Thick skin leads to a hard heart and I never want to be one of those people.
A slave to LF brahmas, seramas, cochins, sebrights, bredas and call ducks.  R.I.P. Dragon, the crossbeak.  Thank you for teaching me so much about life.

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post #6 of 9
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Thanks Gritsar wink

post #7 of 9

I help my chickens firm up their poo by offering a handful of raw oatmeal as a treat  on the ground. No more puddles or splashes of poo!

~ MARIE~, ZOey's nana in COOLville, Ohio
1 rooster(OEGame/Andalusian mix), 1 B.A./OEG hen,1 Black Jersey Giant hen, 1 Black Astralorp hen; 1 - ~White Plymouth Rock "Klucky". 1~Delaware hen.
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~ MARIE~, ZOey's nana in COOLville, Ohio
1 rooster(OEGame/Andalusian mix), 1 B.A./OEG hen,1 Black Jersey Giant hen, 1 Black Astralorp hen; 1 - ~White Plymouth Rock "Klucky". 1~Delaware hen.
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Originally Posted by gritsar 

It's called ceceal (cecal) poo and it's entirely normal.  Happens every 6 to 10 movements, as a means to flushing out their digestive tract.

Guide to chicken poo:

http://www.chat.allotment.org.uk/index.php?topic=17568.0


Awesome post!

post #9 of 9

Ah, yes, the poop chart, famous on here, I opened the thread to see whether anyone had posted it yet.  Has saved many a chicky momma some sleepless nights.

Ventilation -- may be the most important aspect of coop design

BYC Troubleshooting article -- click here

Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.

14 hatchery and mutt hens

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Ventilation -- may be the most important aspect of coop design

BYC Troubleshooting article -- click here

Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.

14 hatchery and mutt hens

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