Do chickens pass urine that is visible on the ground?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Cheep, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. Cheep

    Cheep Songster

    Jul 17, 2010
    Sebastopol, CA
    Just wondering, because a couple of their poops are surrounded by clear water (not diarrhea - I'm a nurse & know the difference)
    We don't talk about their kidney function much [​IMG]

  2. trishamonks

    trishamonks Chirping

    Aug 8, 2010
    hi cheep
    i think they do i have the same thing with all mine i think they pass urine within their poop
    i found that the bedding always has a yellow stain around where the poop lands so i reckon its poop but it will be interesting to hear what others have to say bec i agree with you we dont talk much about kidney functions
  3. snowflake

    snowflake Crowing

    Aug 21, 2009
    Belding Michigan
    I had such a wet spot in my coop this spring I thought for sure they were all peeing in the corner:lol: turns out we had a leak. But yes I think your summation is correct, some times it is wetter they others .
  4. greenSearcher

    greenSearcher Songster

    Aug 22, 2010
    Their urine usually has a whitish cast to it, but in this heat my girls are drinking lots of water, and by the evening, the stools will be solids in water. At least I know they aren't dehydrating.With this heat, I place large blocks of ice (size of Glad bowls) in the waterer morning and afternoon. If the water gets hot, I will see dryish poop and know to get them cool water.

    Besides that, I always hold the bird out from me for the first minute or so until they poop, and then I place them in my lap for pets or inspections. My Roo would poop on me deliberately from the time he was 3 wks old until he was promoted to head roo. I swear he would strain until he made his mess. He was the only chick that did that.

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