Constipated???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Nicole01, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    My 22 week old RIR had the biggest poop I ever seen. It was the size of a small egg.[​IMG] I thought maybe she laid a dirty egg and I smashed it with the kitty litter scooper. It was a poop for sure. It looked normal in color, soft and had 1/2 cover of the white stuff.

    Is this normal or could she be constipated??? Can free ranging cause constipation?

    I give oats, sunflower seeds, and fruit as treats. She is not laying eggs yet.

    Thanks.
     
  2. savingpurple

    savingpurple Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine lay HUGE clumps as well....amazing how big...[​IMG] Loks like the size of eggs....so new but have come to realize it is the norm, as all mine do it. [​IMG]
     
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    abluechipstock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    has she gone broody, if so they poop only once or twice a day and it's huge LOL [​IMG]
     
  4. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I don't think so. No one has laid any eggs yet. She's in and out the nest box in the mornings.

    Whew, I'm glad it's normal. I was wondering if I needed to go out and buy some molasses for her.
     
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