disintegrated poop on poop board at night.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tr in al, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. tr in al

    tr in al New Egg

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    I don't notice this is the yard, so hopefully it's something on my poop board 'eating' the hen's poop rather than an internal parasite. When I clean up the poop board in the morning, several of the piles of poop look as if a parasite of some kind has been through the poop. It's spread out in a pile of dry, fine, tiny crumbles. There's no noticeable parasites in the piles.

    What could this be? It's happened in both of my 2 coops.
    Thanks,
    Terri
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Can you post pictures?
     
  3. tr in al

    tr in al New Egg

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    Here's a picture There's several 'piles' that are like this on the poop board in the morning..[​IMG]
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    Here's their normal poop: [​IMG]
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Flies, larvae and beetles can go through poo.
    I would try to clean the board really well and maybe give it a very light dusting of something like Diatomaceous Earth (food grade) to see if that helps.
     

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