Chicken Poop Pic - Normal?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by CountryHeart06, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. CountryHeart06

    CountryHeart06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one chicken who is being hen pecked, I also noticed she was sneezing the other day and then I found this yesterday. Not sure if it's from the same chicken or not. It was the best pic I could get but there were 2 droppings that seemed to have a reddish streak in them, looks kinda orange in the picture. Anything to be worried about? TIA!


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  2. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks normal to me.. Sometimes they expel some orange or reddish looking stuff, sometimes there is a lot of white and sometimes its pretty loose... My internet connection is wiggy this morning but there is some good information online with pictures of normal chicken poop
     
  3. deacons

    deacons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it below freezing where you are? In below-freezing temps, urates can actually turn reddish orange in color. Can really make you freak out the first time you see something like that! Can't tell if that's what it is from the picture, but that was my first thought given the unusually cold temps this week.
     
  4. CountryHeart06

    CountryHeart06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was below freezing when I took this pic and it is reddish orange so that must be what it is! Thanks so much! Makes me feel much better!
     
  5. deacons

    deacons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey @CountryHeart06 - that very well may have been it. I'm not a vet, but I'd certainly recommend that you continue to monitor your chickens to see if any more strange poop appears. As others said, sometimes they do shed some intestinal lining, leading to red streaks. Keep an eye on them to make sure it was an isolated incident- if not, you may want to take a fecal sample to a vet to see if they detect worms. Good luck!
     
  6. rougerage16

    rougerage16 Out Of The Brooder

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    looks fine to me, there are lots of sites and charts that have A TON of normal vs abnormal chicken poop and what it might mean. I find them helpful when I see an odd looking poop
     

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