Chicken manure is all loose and whitish and watery????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by awesomefowl, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    What would cause this????? The girls are only like 12 wks old! Thank you! [​IMG]
     
  2. gallusdomesticus

    gallusdomesticus Chillin' With My Peeps

    409
    32
    166
    Nov 14, 2008
    Lynn Haven, FL
    The range of "normal" chicken poo is quite wide. The white from their droppings is from the uric acid and is normal. The loose consistency can be due to a number of factors such as worms. However, in the summer time, the most common cause is heat. The birds will use loose droppings as a way to expel excess heat. I would keep an eye on them and if their appetite and appearance is normal and you don't see any worms in their droppings, then they'll be fine. I wouldn't be alarmed unless this persisted for a number of days or a week.
     
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    25,575
    102
    421
    Sep 25, 2007
    Michigan

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by