Chicken Poop?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jlgoinggreen, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. jlgoinggreen

    jlgoinggreen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    We are new to chickens and have a weird question about my chickens poop. I've read through every book I have, but can't find the answer their. What is chicken poop supposed to look like? We have 15 week old Buff Orpington chickens and one who is either a Speckled Sussex or Russian Orloff. We never really noticed their poop before because their coop was being cleaned more often and they were younger, so I'm guessing smaller poop. Now we are doing the layering thing for winter and only doing this once a week and we noticed that our chickens are pooping something that looks a bit solid. It's brown on one side and a chalky white looking (almost powdery looking) on the other side.

    Does this sound normal? I had ducks when I was younger and their poop was more watery and green. Are chickens supposed to have watery poop also?
     
  2. AmyBella

    AmyBella Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. jlgoinggreen

    jlgoinggreen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ROFLOL!!! I felt weird asking about chicken poo, now I know it was a "normal" question. Well normal for us in the chicken world. lol

    Anyways....thank you so much. Who would have ever thought a chicken poo chart would be so helpful. [​IMG]
     
  5. Keara

    Keara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow that was great. Never even thought about what was normal poop! But I feel very educated now, thanks.
     

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