Chicken poop analysis

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by EtienneSA17, May 16, 2011.

  1. EtienneSA17

    EtienneSA17 New Egg

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    This may seem like a stupid question but I am gonna ask It anyway.
    Firstly, I have ROSS 308 birds, I have started to raise and sell for human consumption to the locals.
    We process them at 7 weeks and they range between 2 and 3,3 kgs per bird.
    I have a batch of 130 birds on a trial run in a prototype chicken tractor to fertilize our horse paddocks.
    The other 300 birds are currently kept in sheds. We order 100 every second week so we have a on going supply.
    I been doing this only for a few months so still have a lot to learn.

    Here comes the stupid question.. :).
    I have noticed that some chickens poop with a lot of white in the poop some with less and some with none.
    Some have a brown or redish part to it.
    They are being fed a good grower feed from meadow feeds. Supposedly the best in south africa.
    They have access to food and water all day.
    They also forage in the grass and the tractor is moved twice a day.
    So in summary... Is there anything I can gather about the health of my chickens by monitoring the quality of poo?

    I look forward to your responses,
    Many thanks
    Etienne
     
  2. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    There is actually a site including pics, but having a hard time finding the link for you.

    I'm sure if I can't someone will.

    I think the white though is normal.
     
  3. mommas_got_peeps

    mommas_got_peeps Out Of The Brooder

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    Very Helful I've wondered the same things. [​IMG]
     
  4. EtienneSA17

    EtienneSA17 New Egg

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    That was very helpful thank you...

    the red bit explained too... shed intestinal lining.. NORMAL...

    Looks like my chickens are very healthy- thank you.

    must say i had a chuckle looking at the poop pics.. thinking if somebody came in and saw me scrutinizing chicken poop pics they might think i am a real sick puppy... lol

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  5. omerblink

    omerblink Out Of The Brooder

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    Nice... very informative ... actually its not a stupid question [​IMG]
     
  6. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    I'm glad it was helpful.

    That link used to really get passed around on here. I see lots of posts about poop, but took a while to go through those to find one way back that had the actual link.

    You'd probably wouldn't have looked any crazier than I did to my neighbor when I was taking pictures of poop one day. Yep I'm the crazy chicken lady.
     

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