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Do chickens PEE??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by babychickfarmer, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. babychickfarmer

    babychickfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well I have more then that question but yes I would like to know if chickens pee... I know that might sound like a stupid question but I h ave never seen my chicks pee...and also I was wondering can all nine of my chickens share one roost. It's long about 4feet and it has a top on it...I just want to know i they'll share it or do they need to all have thier own?
     
  2. 4H kids and mom

    4H kids and mom Cooped Up

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    Chickens do not 'pee' like other animals, but they do emlinate urates (like urine) in every few poos. If you look, you'll see white and brown. The white is the urate, the brown is, well, poo! [​IMG]

    As far as the 4' roost, they don't each need their own, but 9 chickens may be a bit crowded on just 4' of roost space. I would add one more that length if you have the room to be safe. I think it is said that each chicken needs a minimum of 8 inches of roost space. 4' is 48 inches which would technically be enough roost space for 6 chickens (48/8=6).

    Hope that helps![​IMG]
     
  3. jmantoo1

    jmantoo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yery good reply i could not have said it better:D
     
  4. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] we poop and pee.... chickens go number three!
     
  5. babychickfarmer

    babychickfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    OH yeah I was lookin at thier poo the other day and there is some white stuff in it...thats very intresting.....when I was lookin at it I also saw some like pinkish red stuff it a couple samples...Whats that?? should I be concerned??
     
  6. 4H kids and mom

    4H kids and mom Cooped Up

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    I would keep an eye on a chick with any red in their poo. It may have been just something they ate, and may pass on its own, but it could indicate a problem.

    Check the chicks vent. Are there any wounds that you can see? Is the chick prolapsed (part of the inards protruding from the vent...like a hemroid)? Is there alot of poo stuck to their bottom (pasty bottom)? If you notice any of this you'll need to fix it right away before it gets worse, or the other chicks start pecking at its bottom. The chick could then get shocky, stressed, or bleed to death. Blood in the poo (if it is blood your seeing) can also be a symptom of Cocci in chicks.

    If you dont see any of the above, I would just seperate the chick for a day or so and see if it has anymore "red" in the poo. If not, then I would assume its fine to put back with the others.
     
  7. chickenmuncher

    chickenmuncher New Egg

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    JUST EAT THE CHICKEN AND MAKE CHICKEN NUGGETS
     

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