Broody Poop-Why so awful? Have to ask...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Carrie Lynn, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2010
    S.E. Michigan
    I've seen comments regarding broody poop and I'm puzzled. What is especially awful about broody poop?
    I'm not a fan of chicken poop, but appreciate it's value as a fertilizer. I have an Australorp chick and know that they can frequently go broody.
    Just want to know what to expect...don't think it will be good news though.
    Carrie Lynn
  2. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Coz they only poop once a day, so it's HUGE and well, stinks to high heaven! Kinda looks like something a medium sized dog might drop, only smells worse.....[​IMG]
  3. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    They don't poop as often as normal since they are on the nest. So when they do, it is HUGE and the nastiest thing I have ever smelled! [​IMG] One of my faverolle's was the worst....we thought something died and look for a while trying to find it. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2010
  4. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
  5. wildeflowers

    wildeflowers I suspect fowl play!

    Jun 29, 2010
    Wow, I read this forum and learn something new every day!
  6. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 17, 2009
    Northern CA
    If you have to ask, you haven't had a broody yet! [​IMG]
  7. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Broody poop ~ about the size of a golf ball and smells really bad!
  8. Beckyinma

    Beckyinma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2010
  9. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Quote:I believe she asked about Broody poop not Bloody poop.

    Though that link is good for showing many types of poop.
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2010
  10. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    I didnt know about broody poop until it was too late. I was cleaning pens moving chickens out and cleaing under them etc...I had a broody hen that had nothing under her. SO I pciked her up to replace hay and bang broody poop down my arm and front of my shirt. I dropped her and ran out of the coop and hurled outside-her poop still smelled worse than my vomit--- [​IMG]

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