Chicken Poop Thread(Post Pictures, Ask Questions, and Familiarize Yourself with What Poop Can Tell Y

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Sumatra503, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Sumatra503

    Sumatra503 Kozy Orchard Farms

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    Knowing the different types of poop and checking your own chickens' poop is all part of good flock management. Poop can tell you a lot about your flock's health and it is important to know what healthy poop looks like and what the different kinds of unhealthy poop look like and what they are caused by.

    So, let's all talk chicken poop! I want to see some pictures on hear too!
     
  2. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    Oh goodie! My favorite topic. Poop.

    Okay. I got a question. What does runny poop signify? My flock all seem incredibly healthy except they have poop that tend to puddle rather than stand at attention.

    Also, I have one seven month old SS pullet who has had, not just runny poop, but watery poop since day one. She also seems incredibly healthy otherwise.

    Nope. No sign of worms. I swear. I look.
     
  3. Sumatra503

    Sumatra503 Kozy Orchard Farms

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    Can you get a picture? It really helps to see.

    What are you feeding, including treats, and how much of it? What has the weather been like?
     
  4. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    It's probably all the fresh veggies they get. I grow squash and carrots in summer and store them to feed the chickens and myself all winter. I do notice they have runniest poop right after eating veggies, and squash is the runniest poop.

    I'm very curious about my SS pullet with the watery poop, though. When I first got her, I thought she might be sick, or the heat lamp was too hot, and she was drinking too much water. She has rarely had anything other than very watery poop to this day. I'll be in the run, and hear a mighty "SPLORT", and it will be Geobett . Not much to see. It's like a water spill on the sand. It may be dotted with bits of solid waste. But she has the cleanest butt of all the chickens since she has a very powerful delivery.

    It doesn't matter what the weather is like. Their poop is the same year round.
     
  5. goldnchocolate

    goldnchocolate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    6inarow New Egg

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    This poop link is so helpful! I am new at raising chicks and noticed one of mine with watery poo. She seems just as healthy as the others.

    Thanks for this forum. I am learn much from you all!
     

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