Chicken poo - What should it look like?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mkwags, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. mkwags

    mkwags Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to make sure I am feeding my chickens the right thing. As their poo looks funny to me, and they make a mess with the feed.

    I am feeding my chickens pellets, says its 18% protein, sometimes they get scraps from the kitchen which means breads or vegetables. Sometimes they get scratch also to pick at. I am wondering if their poo is normal as to me it looks like a brownish reddish color and kind of diahrea looking.

    My chickens make a mess when eating the pellets, kicking the food out of the feed bucket so it goes all over the ground. AND they act starving when I bring out scraps, which my friend tells me is normal. I do see them all eating the pellets, they lay eggs, act and look normal, the chickens and their eggs [​IMG] etc...

    What do you feed your chickens?

    What does their poo look like?
     
  2. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
  3. mkwags

    mkwags Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Thanks you for posting that link. It really helps. I had no idea where to find out about "normal" chicken poo so thanks.
     
  4. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    Me neither! Someone else posted it on here and I was amazed at how many different kinds of poop there are! Glad it helped.
     

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